One person died and another person was critically injured, after a clash between two families in Jagameswarapuram village in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district.
The incident came to light after the wife Yesu Srinivasa Reddy, the deceased, lodged a complaint with the police.
Speaking to reporters, Gurajala Urban CI Y Rama Rao said that two families had been quarrelling over a petty issue for the past few days, but things escalated on Sunday.
The accused, identified as Nagi Reddy, along his family members, attacked their neighbour Srinivasa with sticks.
Srinivasa Reddy’s family members tried to intervene, but were also attacked in the process. Srinivasa was shifted to the Guntur Government Hospital where he was declared brought dead. His body was later shifted to the Gurajala area hospital for a postmortem.
The Times of India reported that a buffalo belonging to a member of Srinivasa's family had urinated in front of Nagi Reddy's house, following which the latter allegedly cut off the udders of the buffalo with a knife.
“Nagi Reddy and his sons Veera Reddy and Srinivasa Reddy were arrested on Monday and a murder case was booked against them. They were produced before the court and remanded in judicial custody,” Gurazala police inspector Y Rama Rao told ToI.
A case has been registered and further investigation is ongoing.
Just last week, a Dalit youth was brutally assaulted by six upper caste men from Brahmanakotkur in Andhra’s Nandikotkur Mandal after a small misunderstanding turned into a brawl.
Srikanth, a 21-year-old, along with other youth from the Mala community from Damagantla village went to Brahmanakotkur, the neighbouring village, to play cricket.
“There was a small misunderstanding. Within a few minutes, the Reddys playing in the ground ganged up and thrashed him with whatever they could find. We tried intervening… but they wouldn’t listen and attacked people who went to rescue,” one of Srikanth’s friends had earlier told TNM.