Two persons were killed following a minor dispute over a dead cow in Simbli village here, police said on Thursday.
The deceased have been identified as Bikramjit Singh (23) and his uncle Satnam Singh (55), they said. Both were shot dead by one Bua Singh.
“Bua Singh and his sons Lakhwinder Singh and Dharminder Singh, who also belong to Simbli village, have been booked and charged with murder,” police said.
The incident occurred on Wednesday after Bikramjit’s cow died of insecticide poisoning after grazing fodder from Bua Singh’s fields, police said.
The matter reached the village panchayat and Bua Singh was asked to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000.
When Bikramjit and his relatives went to Bua Singh’s house to demand the compensation, he refused. A heated argument took place between the two families, which turned violent, police said.
Bua Singh allegedly shot at the two victims with his licensed weapon, leading to their death, they said.