Jamshedpur: Members of two communities clashed over the installation of statues of Sidhu and Kanhu at Khasmahal Chowk in Parsudih on Saturday on the occasion of Hul Diwas.
Sources said the trouble started when the platform built for the installation of statues was vandalized by unidentified persons. Irked over the incident, the villagers of Bahagarh turned violent. Soon, two groups were seen fighting over the issue of installation of statues. Several people were injured in the clash. Later police reached the scene and took several people in custody.
Cops tried to pacify the agitated villagers who demanded action against the culprits. The villagers gheraoed the Parsudih police station demanding prompt action by police.
In view of the tense situation, police visibility was increased around the controversial site. SSP Anoop Birtharay alerted local police and asked them to cordon off the troubled site.