*Picture showing vehicles set ablaze after clash between sand contractor's men and villagers.Pic by Ratan Lal
The gun fire resulted in killing of three villagers in Garhwa today.The incident took place along the Banki river in Jatra village under Bishunpur police station in Garhwa.The cause was lifting of sand by a contractor.
"When villagers opposed the sand lifting, the contractor's securitymen opened fire.Three villagers died",said the police.
The deceased include Uday Pratap Yadav and his two sons.Soon, villagers retaliated and set ablaze contractor's two Poke-lane machines,one Bolero,12 Trucks and 1 motor bike.
However,the villagers remained at the spot shouting slogans against the contractor.They had held up the bodies of the deceased even as the police was trying to restore normalcy in the area.