Rayagada: Two persons were seriously injured and about 50 houses torched in a clash between two groups in Chandili area of Odisha`s Rayagada district, police said on Thursday.
The clash took place between residents of nearby
Sanachandili-Badachandili and Kalahandipada-Nuapada villages
over a trivial matter last evening, they said.
Two persons of Badachandili village were critically
injured in the violence as both groups fought a pitched battle
pelting stones and using sticks, iron rods and sharp weapons,
As a fallout of the violent clash, a group stormed
into Kalahandipada village this morning and set afire about 50
houses, police sid.
The injured persons were immediately taken to a nearby
hospital and later shifted to Visakhapatnam for treatment.
Senior police officials rushed to the spot
and additional force was deployed in the area to prevent any
further flare up.