Communal clash in Devarkonda; four injured - The New Indian Express

Communal clash in Devarkonda; four injured

Published: 16th October 2013 12:03 AM

Last Updated: 16th October 2013 12:03 AM

At least four persons were injured when members of two communities clashed in Devarkonda town in adjoining Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh tonight, police said.

The rioting was sparked by an altercation which took place over hoisting of religious flags, they said, adding the groups pelted stones and attacked each other with sticks.

Additional police forces were rushed to disperse the clashing groups, a senior police officer told PTI.

Police pickets were set up in Devarkonda where the situation has been brought under control, he said.

"The mobs pelted stones and attacked each other with sticks, resulting in injuries to four persons," the officer said.

A strict vigil is being mounted in the town and efforts were on to identify and apprehend the elements involved in the violence, he added.

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