April 24, 2016 8:48:47 pm
A farmer was allegedly stabbed to death by his relative when he tried to pacify two warring groups in Kalyanpur village of Bhanvad taluka in Devbhoomi Dwarka district late on Saturday night.
The police said that victim Babu Dangar (35), a resident of Kalyanpur village was stabbed to death by his relative Meraman Dangar (65) on an agricultural farm at 7:30 PM on Saturday. He was rushed to a government hospital in Jamnagar but he succumbed to his stab-wound late on Saturday night.
Babu, a farmer, was assaulted by Meraman when he tried to buy truce between Meraman and another group led by Jeta Gojiya. “Meraman was taking drilling machinery to his farm for drilling a tubewell. But when the driller trucks sought to reach his farm through field of Jeta, the latter objected. A scuffle ensued among Meraman, Jeta and his son Pravin. Meanwhile, Babu who is related to both Meraman and Jeta reached there and tried to pacify the two groups. But Meraman stabbed him in chest and ran away. Babu died in hospital while undergoing treatment,” Bhanvad police sub-inspector Samir Mandhra said.
The police said that Babu was nephew to both Jeta and Meraman. “There was no crop on Jeta’s field but he refused to give passage to drilling machinery through his land, leading to the scuffle,” the PSI further said.
Based on a complaint filed by Pravin, Bhanvad police have booked Meraman for murder and started investigation.
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