Malayalam actor Baburaj was attacked during a clash at his resort in Adimali of Idukki district on Tuesday. The clash occurred over drawing water from a pond.
At the premises of his resort named Whitemist Emerald, Baburaj has a huge pond, where many locals take water from.
On Tuesday, when the actor brought in labourers to clean the pond, some of the people gathered and raised objections as they use water from the pond. They said that emptying the pond at this time during the summer, will lead to water shortage and cause problems for them.
Some of the neighbours who stay near his resort had objected earlier also over the same issue, according to Adimali police.
âThey had a small clash and one of them named Sunny stabbed the actor on the left side of his chest. Though Baburaj has a deep injury, his condition is not critical. The sharp end of the knife pierced his chest,â Adimali Sub-Inspector Suresh told The News Minute.
The officer said that some of the locals who attacked him are in police custody.
The actor was first taken to Adimali hospital for first aid and later shifted to Ernakulam Rajagiri hospital for further treatment.
Police said that some of the neighbours are now in police custody and they will be arrested by late evening after proper verification.
Baburaj appeared in villainous roles in Malayalam cinema at the beginning of his career and later turned to comedy. His comic role in the movie âSalt and Pepperâ, which released in 2011, was widely appreciated.