A petty dispute over a cricket ball being lobbed into a house adjacent to an open place led to a clash between two groups in Kadapa town on Sunday. Nearly five persons of both groups were injured while tension prevailed in the area.
According to police, a group led by Venkatesh were playing cricket in an open ground at Vakkalapet in Kadapa town. The ball flew into the house of one Samdhani Basha, which is adjacent to the ground. Basha’s family was organising a function in the house at that time and several family members were present.
Venkatesh went to Basha’s house and asked them to return the ball. Basha reprimanded Venkatesh for playing cricket and creating nuisance in the locality and allegedly assaulted the latter.
Venkatesh’s father Gangaiah, along with his relatives and friends, soon reached Basha’s house and picked up and argument with the latter. As tempers ran high, the two groups attacked each other with stones and sticks. Police rushed to the area and dispersed the groups. Five persons were injured in the attack.