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Tiff over DJ song turns ugly as one killed in Kaithal
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Tragic end to celebrations
Ghurchari procession of one Monu was being taken out
Some persons objected to the high volume of the DJ accompanying the procession
This led to an altercation and finally a clash broke out
Five persons were injured in the melee, while one was shot dead
Relatives of the deceased refused to take the body away after the postmortem examination demanding immediate arrest of the culprits

Kaithal, December 9
A fracas over playing DJ during a marriage procession led to the murder of a person while five others were injured in Khurda village of the district last night.

The victim was identified as Karan Singh. He was employed with the Agriculture Department.

The trouble started while the Ghurchari procession of one Monu was being taken out. When the procession reached near the Kashyap Samaj choupal, some persons present there objected to the high volume of the DJ accompanying the procession. This led to an altercation between the two groups and soon a clash broke out.

Rajinder, who was trying to pacify the two sides, was stabbed in the stomach. Rajesh, Dharam Singh, Rishi and Binder were also injured. Before the police could reach, tension grew further and someone in the crowed fired a shot that hit Karan Singh. He was killed instantly, reports said.

The victimís body remained lying on the road the whole night as his relatives insisted on arresting the accused.

DSPs Nripjit and Anil Kumar Rao, who visited the place this morning, could not convince the villagers to take the body to Kaithal for a post-mortem examination. They agreed to remove the body from there only after SDM Hawa Singh assured them of strict action against the culprits. However, after the post-mortem at the Civil Hospital, Kaithal, the villagers again refused to take the possession of the body.

Till the filing of this report, they were still camping at the hospital demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.

Samay Singh and Sultan Singh, state president and district general secretary, respectively, of the Kashyap Samaj said had the police arrived in time after being informed about the stabbing incident, the killing of Karan Singh could have been avoided.

According to Superintendent of Police Kuldip Singh, a case has been registered against 14 persons and two have already been arrested. Efforts were on to arrest the other culprits, he said.

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