Three people killed and 26 injured after fight broke out in cemetery over who has the right to work there


Scene of the fight outside the Khovanskoye cemetery 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a large fight at a cemetery left three people dead and 26 people injured, according to police in Russia.

Moscow police said that the brawl broke out at the Khovanskoye cemetery, after a group of gang members descended on the property and demanded that workers share a percentage of their income with them.

Twenty-three people were hospitalized, four of them with serious injuries. So far, 90 people have been arrested. Video of the brawl shows a large number of people with rods inside the cemetery and guns were used.

According to the police investigation, around 200 people arrived at the cemetery on Saturday. The organized crime members asked workers to give them 20 percent of their income.

The workers rejected their request, claiming that they were the only people with rights to the cemetery.