Ferozepur

A girl shot dead in Ferozepur in bloody battle for land between two parties, many injured

The Hush Post: Luxmi Kaur was to appear for her BA exams on Wednesday, but a day earlier she lost her life in a bloody battle between two parties over a piece of 2 acres of land.

Apart from her, Karamjit Kaur, Malkit Singh, Ajit Singh, Surjit Singh, Kapur Singh were seriously injured. Since, their injuries are critical they have now been referred to Faridkot Medical College.

According to one of the victims Surjit Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Mangal Sinngh accompanied by many others came in about 10 vehicles and two tractors and indiscriminately started firing towards their house. The attacker were about 100 armed men who swooped down on their house in Fatehgarh Gehri in Guru Har Sahai in Ferozepur. Luxmi’s sister Manpreet Kaur told media persons that at about 10 am on Tuesday a mob of people led by a former sarpanch came to their house and started firing indiscriminately in the air with their weapons. We came out of the house to see what was happening, but they continued firing. A stack of hay caught fire. Seven people suffered injuries including Luxmi who succumbed to her injuries in the hospital.

The land row dates back to 35-40 years according to Manpreet Kaur and the attackers have been vying for the piece of land since long.

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