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Stone pelting in Vijayawada over love marriage

india Updated: Aug 06, 2008 12:19 IST

People belonging to two communities clashed over a love marriage in Vijayawada, leading the police to use batons to disperse them, police said on Wednesday.

Two Circle Inspectors were injured in stone pelting by the crowd, while a man received knife wounds as tension gripped One Town area on Tuesday night, they said.

The trouble started when a girl, belonging to a minority community, married a municipal sanitation employee against the wishes of her parents.

The girl's parents claimed their daughter was a minor, but the girl became major three days agao and fled with her lover on Monday and married at a temple in Vijayawada.

The incident led to tension and stone pelting between the members of the minority and majority communities. The situation in the area was under control, police added.