At the least 16 individuals have been injured on Tuesday after a conflict erupted between staff of the Telugu Desam Occasion (TDP) and Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Occasion (YSRCP) in Mettavalasa village of Srikakulam. Sub Inspector of Srikakulam Police, M Ahmad stated, “A conflict erupted between staff of TDP and YSRCP in Mettavalasa village of Srikakulam allegedly over social media publish associated to latest native physique polls. 16 individuals have been injured. They have been taken to hospital.”
“As of now, now we have deployed extra police personnel on the village,” stated Ahmad.
“Within the lately concluded Gram Panchayat elections, a candidate supported by TDP has gained in Mettavalasa village. Some YSRCP staff made some posts on their social media handles. TDP staff allege that these posts are derogatory. On this wake, TDP staff had a verbal brawl with YSRCP staff,” stated the police official.
“A heated argument led to a conflict between each the teams. Within the conflict, 16 individuals are injured. The police got here to know in regards to the matter, rushed to the spot and dispersed the teams. The injured individuals have been despatched to Authorities Basic Hospital in close by Rajam city. The police arrange a picket within the village with a view to forestall any untoward incidents within the village,” stated Ahmad.
(With ANI inputs)