Haryana orders judicial probe into Gurgaon village killings

June 28th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday ordered a judicial probe into violence in Hayatpur village of Gurgaon district last week which left two people dead, including one lynched by the villagers.

Retired district and sessions judge S.K. Sardana has been appointed by the state government to conduct the judicial probe into the incident of June 23.

Village headman Rakesh was gunned down by four people while he was sitting at a vehicle service centre Thursday afternoon.

Irate villagers caught hold of one of the attackers, beat him up and later poured petrol on him and set him on fire in the presence of the police and scores of onlookers.

The attacker died in hospital later due to severe burn injuries.

The attackers had been hired by another Hayatpur resident, also named Rakesh, to kill the village headman. Both of them had strained relations over some water dispute.

Sardana has been asked to submit his report within three months, said a spokesman of the home department here.

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