New Delhi: A man was brutally crushed to death with a tractor by his brother in Rajasthan's Bharatpur as two families clashed over a plot of land, the police said. The accused, Damodar, allegedly drove the tractor back and forth eight times on his brother Nirpat until he died, they said, adding that Damodar has been arrested.
The families of Bahadur Singh and Atar Singh were embroiled in a long-drawn dispute over a piece of land in Bharatpur. This morning, Bahadur Singh's family reached the disputed plot on a tractor. Athar Singh's family came a while later.
Soon, the two families clashed and started attacking the other with sticks and stones. Villagers claimed they heard gunshots.
During the clash, when one of Atar Singh's sons, Nirpat, fell to the ground, his brother ran him over eight times with the tractor until he died, the police said. Even as the other family members intervened, Damodar allegedly refused to stop and brutally killed his brother on the spot.
Nearly 10 people have been injured in the clashes and are being treated at a hospital. The police have registered a case and detained four people for questioning.
According to reports, the two families had clashed five days ago, when Bahadur Singh and his younger brother, Janak, were injured. The family had filed a case against Atar Singh's family, including his son Nirpat.