One dead, eight injured in clashes over water

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Kolhapur, Feb 21 (UNI) One person was killed and eight others injured in clashes between two groups over an irrigation pipe-line water scheme at Arale village in Karvir Tehsil of the district today.

The two groups, one led by Bharat Bhausaheb Patil and the other by Shahaji Hindurao Patil had a dispute over the pipe-line water scheme for the past few years, police said.

However, trouble broke out today when Suresh Patil, supporter of Bharat Patil, fired rounds from his gun. killing Pandurang Ramchandra Desai (55).

The groups used lathis and swords injuring eight others, police added.

The injured were rushed to a civil hospital here. So far, no arrests have been made.


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