Bhopal: A violent clash between two families in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district on Saturday resulted in the death of three people and the injury of a dozen others, according to the police. One person was burned alive in a car, while the other two were shot dead while attempting to escape from a mob of around 50 individuals.
The origins of the clash can be traced back to a long-standing feud between the two families over the playing of DJ music during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations two months ago. The dispute escalated following the recently held assembly elections in the state, culminating in a violent confrontation in Chakrampur village.
Among the three fatalities was a woman. In response to the violence, the police have arrested 14 individuals believed to be involved and have demolished the houses of five suspected attackers.
To restore peace and stability, the police have imposed a curfew in the village and deployed a significant number of officers.
The underlying tension between Yogendra Bhadauria and Veer Singh Kushwaha, stemming from the disagreement over the DJ music incident, further intensified during the state elections due to allegations of fake voting. Rajendra Bhadauria, a member of one of the families, claimed that their house was surrounded by around 200 people who set their car on fire as a means of intimidation against those opposing fake voting.
This incident serves as a reminder of the deep-rooted animosity that can arise from seemingly trivial disputes and highlights the importance of peaceful resolution and mutual understanding in preventing such tragic outcomes.