Woman shot dead over land dispute in Jharkhand

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Dumka (Jharkhand), Nov 7 (PTI) A 40-year-old woman was shot dead on Saturday allegedly by her nephew over a land dispute in Jharkhand's Dumka district, police said.

The accused barged into her shop on Main Road Bazar in Dumka town around noon and allegedly shot her from a close range, Superintendent of Police Ambar Lakra said.

She was rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared her dead, the officer said, adding a manhunt has been launched to nab the accused.

BJP leader Lois Marandi, the party's candidate for the Dumka by-election held on November 3, visited the spot and alleged that law and order has collapsed in the state. She demanded that the accused be arrested soon. PTI IKD ACD ACD