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Woman shot at for refusing to work in sugarcane fields

A 35-year-old woman was shot at allegedly by a youth when she refused to labour in sugarcane fields at a bordering village, police said on Friday.

The incident took place on Thursday when some women from Akhlore village here were working in a forest area which falls at the border area between Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur, police said.

A youth from bordering village of Rankhandi in Saharanpur asked the victim, identified as Laxmi, to labour in his sugarcane fields nearby.

When she refused, she was allegedly beaten up and shot at by the accused, who is absconding.

Police said that the victim was shifted to a hospital in Muzaffarnagar in a serious condition. Following the incident, irate villagers protested and demanded strict action against the accused.

As the incident took place at the border area of two districts, a complaint has been referred to the Deoband police station in Saharanpur for further action.
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