Two dead, 7 injured during Holi festival in Bhiwani, Haryana

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The Hush Post| 8:17 pm|one-minute-read|

Two people were killed and seven injured when a group of men came to blows over a Holi rituals dispute between two families at Bawani Khera in Haryana’s Bhiwani district, a police official said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday night. The two families were performing ‘Holika Dahan’, a ritual associated with the festival, the police official from Bawani Khera said over the phone. He said an argument broken out between the two families over some ritual, leading to the clash.

Both groups attacked each other with sticks. It resulted in injuries to a 50-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man.

The police official said both injured died at the hospital. “The deceased belonged to one of the two families. Seven people from both sides were also injured,” he said.

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