BJP councillor’s brother shot dead in water dispute

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New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The brother of a BJP councillor died in a hospital here on Friday after being shot by his neighbour as a dispute over a water connection turned violent, police said.

The incident took place in Sangam Vihar area of south Delhi around 8 p.m. on Thursday when Krishan Bhadana, 35, brother of BJP’s Subhash Bhadana, and his family got into an altercation with Babli, 38, and his family, said Deputy Commissioner of Police, South, Romil Baaniya.

“Krishan wanted to seek a water connection from the Delhi Jal Board for his home to which Babli objected, which led to a quarrel,” the police officer said.

Then, Babli and his family assaulted the Bhadanas with bricks and the issue snowballed as Babli summoned his associates and even opened fire at the other side.

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“Krishan and his son Manish sustained gun shot injuries and their family members also got injured. Krishan died in hospital on Friday,” he said.

Babli, who fired the gunshot, was also injured and admitted to Batra Hospital. He will be arrested once discharged, said Baaniya, adding that his two brothers — Gagan and Kannu — father Rampat and cousin Kaviraj have been arrested.

–IANS

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