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.