Three members of a family were shot dead over an old dispute in Bihar's Sitamarhi district on Monday, police said.
Subodh Kumar, officer in-charge of Suppi police station, said: "While Salman Khan (30) and Ejaj Khan (32) were on their way to appear in the court of the SDO, half a dozen criminals in a Scorpio hit their motorcycles near Akhta village on the Suppi-Sitamarhi road and opened indiscriminate firing. Both died on the spot."
"Later, they (criminals) forcibly entered a house in Akhta village and shot dead Shahjahan Nisha (40)," he added.
All the three deceased were close relatives.
Tension gripped the village after the incident and police forces have been deployed to control the situation.
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