Raebareli: Tension prevailed in Ahiyarapur village in city area after a quarrel during a local wrestling competition led to protests by a group of people who blocked the roads here, police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place last night during a "dangal" (wrestling competition) when a child was allegedly beaten by some unidentified persons, they said.
Later, "rumours spread that some persons of a particular community were killed after which people came out of their houses and blocked traffic," they said.
The police, however, reached the spot and controlled the situation while resorting to lathicharge.
Heavy forces are deployed in the village to check any untoward incident, police said.