Dumduma tense after youths beaten up

Published: 07th March 2013 12:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2013 12:02 PM   |  A+A-

Tension flared up in Dumduma area after locals allegedly thrashed some youths of Jadupur on Wednesday afternoon during a wedding procession.

 Though it involved two communities, police denied any communal angle and said leaders from the two areas were taking initiatives to resolve the issue.

 Trouble started when autorickshaw of a youth from Jadupur, who was attending the wedding, was blocked by the revellers. Following an altercation, some revellers belonging to the village allegedly damaged the vehicle's glass panes. When the news spread, some youths from Jadupur came in for a resolution, but the confrontational mood escalated.

 Around two dozen people from Jadupur arrived to take stock of the situation, but by that time, the villagers had gathered in huge numbers too.

 Seeing this, the Jadupur residents fled leaving their bikes and other belongings. One of them, Jameer, however, was captured by the locals. He was released later.

 Khandagiri Police reached the spot and was trying to defuse tension. Muzahid Hussain, a local leader of Jadupur, said the conflict was over damage to the autorickshaw and assault on some youths who were attending the wedding. There is no communal angle to it and attempts are being made to sort out the issue, he said.

 ACP Jagannath Pradhan, who was camping at the spot, said situation was under control.

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