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Girl killed in family dispute in UP village

Muzaffarnagar: A 15-year-old girl was killed in a firing at Hind village in Shamli district, following which tension prevailed here and police force was deployed to control the situation.

The incident took place at the village under Thanabhawan police station last night, when five people entered into a house and opened indiscriminate fire in which Khushnuma died on the spot, circle officer Sunil Kumar told PTI here today.

The girl had come to visit her maternal uncle’s house here, Kumar said, adding her aunt registered an FIR with the police after the incident.

In the police complaint, old enmity was said to be reason behind the incident.

The police has registered a case against five people who were identified as Usman, Dabbel, Kheru, Adan and Hakikat, all of them absconding.

Irate villagers protested and refused to handover the girl’s body, the officer said, adding, senior police officers pacified them later and the body was sent for postmortem.

Security has been tightened and extra police force has been deployed in the village, he said.