The Inside Story
A 35-year-old man allegedly shot dead five persons, including his elder brother Nehal Singh (50) and three nephews, over a dispute of land in Bulandshahar's Khanpur village on Sunday morning.

Nehal Singh's sister-in-law Ram Shree (35) was injured in the firing and has been admitted to hospital where doctors stated her condition stable.

The Bulandshahar police have arrested the accused Naresh Singh and recovered his licensed rifle which was used in the crime. The dead were, besides Nehal Singh, his sons Rahul (20), Bobby (17) and Raja (13) and neighbour Aneeta (30).

The police said Naresh killed Aneeta when she tried to intervene. Bulandshahar's Assistant SP (Rural) Ajay Kumar Sahni said around 15 rounds of bullets were fired.

Station Officer of Khanpur Manoj Yadav said there was a land dispute between Nehal Singh and Naresh. Naresh had been demanding a piece of land from his brother.

The police the only surviving person in Nehal's family is his wife Veerwati. She managed to get out of the house before Naresh arrived, said the police.

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