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Man killed as two villages clash over water supply in Shopian, accused held

SRINAGAR

A man was killed, Monday, after a scuffle broke out between residents of two villages in south Kashmir’s Shopian district over a water dispute resulting.

A police spokesman said that clashes erupted between residents of two village in Homhuna Zainapora village over sharing of irrigation water supply.

“The scuffle resulted in the death of  Adfar Rashid Parra alias Kamal son of Abdul Rashid,  a resident of Homhuna Imamsahib,” the spokesman said, adding that a case has been registered and investigation is underway.

Quoting police sources, Srinagar-based news agency GNS, reported that Parra, a Rural Development Department (RDD) employee, had gone to visit his orchard in Urpora where he was stabbed in the chest by the prime accused, Bilal Ahmad Seh son of Abdul Ahad, after a verbal spat.

Parra sustained grievous injuries in the attack and was rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

The deceased was engaged only yesterday and was getting married later this year, family sources said.

The report, quoting a doctor, said Parra had sustained serious injuries due to some sharp-edged weapon, presumably a knife.

A police official said that after hectic efforts the accused Bilal has been arrested and booked for murder.

Asked whether the killing was due to the dispute over water, the officer said that all the angles will be looked into.

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