Following a clash between rival groups during Holi festivities in Uttar Pradesh's Raghavapur village, a 45-year-old woman succumbed to injuries, police said on Wednesday.
The dispute arose among two parties over drinking alcohol which led to a fight, Kotwali police station in-charge Rahul Singh told PTI. The victim, identified as Basmati, is the wife of former village head Nebulal. She was severely injured while trying to mediate between the two groups, the police said.
Basmati died during treatment at Maharishi Devraha Baba Medical College. Her body has been sent for post-mortem, they added.
Three others, Nebulal (60), Jitendra (55), and Savitri (45) were also injured in the clash and are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital where their conditions are said to be stable.
Singh said the police are interrogating some people after taking them into custody.
(With PTI inputs)