Three persons were killed and one was injured in firing over a sand mining dispute in Jharkhand's Garhwa district on Friday.

According to police, the villagers were opposing the sand mining in Jatpura village in Garhwa district on Friday. 

Sanjit Singh, who has been awarded the sand mining contract, allegedly opened fire at the villagers. In the firing, three members of a family were killed and one sustained injuries.

The irate villagers set afire seven trucks used to transport sand. The contractor managed to escape. 

Senior police officers reached the spot following the incident. Minor clashes between police and the villagers also took place.