Two persons, including a security guard, were killed and as many injured in an exchange of fire between two rival gangs in a hospital in Haryana’s Rohtak district, police said on Thursday.

Praveen, a member of one of the two gangs who was undergoing treatment at the Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rothak, died in the shooting incident along with the guard who tried to intervene, Rohtak’s Superintendent of Police B. Satish Balan told PTI.

Both Praveen and the guard had suffered bullet injuries, he said.

Mr. Balan said two policemen posted outside the hospital have been suspended for negligence in duty.

Praveen and Jai Bhagwan, both hailing from Julana village in Jind district, were part of rival gangs, and Jai Bhagwan was admitted to the hospital after suffering a bullet injury.

Praveen was also in the hospital along with his brother after they met with an accident.

Mr. Balan said Jai Bhagwan and his associates doubted Praveen’s hand in the attack on him and after seeing him in the hospital, his group opened fire at him.

Asked how they had managed to carry firearms to the hospital, Mr. Balan said that police was investigating this angle.

A case has been registered.