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Hooghly: A man has been killed by his elder brother at Pursurah in Hooghly district following a dispute over ownership of ancestral land.

The incident took place last night at Shyampur village under Pursurah police station area. The victim has been identified as Srikanta Manna (44).

Going by an FIR lodged by his brother-in-law, Srikanta had an argument with elder brother Jayanta Manna and his wife Tapati Manna over the ancestral land. Following this, Jayanta suddenly picked up a digging bar and hit Srikanta in the head.

Srikanta, bleeding from the head, collapsed to the ground. Neighbours came rushing hearing the commotion. They rushed injured Srikanta to first to Pursurah Rural Hospital and then to SSKM Hospital in Kolkata. He died at SSKM Hospital today dawn.

Srikanta is survived by wife and a teenage daughter. His killer brother and wife are absconding ever since the incident.