Police on Tuesday arrested six persons for allegedly beating three travellers from Jharkhand to death and injuring two others on Monday evening after a dispute over car parking snowballed into a full-blown clash and the travellers shot a villager dead in Nabinagar, Aurangabad.
The incident took place in Tetaria Mod, which falls under the Nabinagar police station, when Palamu residents — Mujahid Raain, Arman Ansari, Chaman Mansoori, Wakil Ansari and Ajit Sharma — were heading towards Sasaram in a car.
The five men had stopped at an eatery in Tetaria Mod, when they got into an argument with the shopkeeper over parking the car. While arguing, one of the travellers took out his pistol and shot at the shopkeeper.
However, the bullet hit a villager, Ramsharan Chouhan (60), who died during treatment, said police.
The incident enraged the local residents, who first held all the five travellers hostage and then beat Mujahid, Arman and Chaman — all in their mid 30s — to death. Two others, who were severely injured, are undergoing treatment at a hospital.
Sapna Gautam Meshram, Aurangabad superintendent of police, said, “Six persons have been arrested in the case, based on technical evidence. We have registered two FIRs — one for murder of Ramsharam Chauhan, and another for the death of the three youths”.