Sunday, February 5, 2023

MP: 2 killed after explosive thrown during scuffle

At least two persons were killed and over a dozen were injured after an explosive was thrown during a scuffle between two groups in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow district, police said.
The incident occurred late on Sunday, when people from two groups in Berchha village were preparing for Independent Day celebrations. As per reports, the scuffle began after some people were having alcohol and making comments on the other group. The police said that both groups are very familiar with each other and they often fight over property issues.
Sources told IANS that police had reached the spot after receiving information regarding the scuffle and the situation was normalised. However, after the police left the spot, people from both sides indulged into fight again. Meanwhile, someone threw an explosive, which killed two persons and left several others injured.
Sources said that probably the explosives were brought from the Berchha army training centre, which is located close the spot.
Superintendent of Police (SP) of Mhow, Shashikant Kankane, said, “The injured have been rushed to different hospitals for treatment. Heavy police force has been deployed in the village. We are investigating the case.”

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