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Haryana: At least five killed in firing at wrestling venue in Rohtak

Among those killed were college employee Manoj Malik, his wife Sakshi Malik, posted with the Railways, a wrestling coach, Satish, and a woman player

Rohtak | Wrestling | Haryana

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Police are collecting evidence from the crime scene and the CCTV footage is also being collected, Sharma said.

Five persons were killed and two others injured in a firing incident at a venue adjacent to a private college in Haryana's on Friday evening, police said.

Among the injured, two were stated to be in a critical condition, they said.

While Rohtak's Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma confirmed three deaths in the incident, another police official from late in the evening said five people have died in the incident.

We have formed police teams which are gathering more information about the incident, he said.

Range IG Sandeep Khirwar told PTI that forensic experts and police investigators were at the scene of the crime.

Another police official from Rohtak said the dead include a coach.

Some enmity amongst coaches could have led to the firing in the 'akhara', he said, adding the injured persons include a 3-year-old child of one of the deceased.

He said as per preliminary information, a wrestling coach is alleged to have opened fire, but police said they were verifying exact details.

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First Published: Sun, February 14 2021. 07:27 IST