Tension prevailed in Hyderabad's Sriram Nagar area in Borabanda on Monday night, after some friends and relatives of a murder victim went on a rampage during the funeral procession.
The incident took place at around 11pm, when the funeral procession of Amer, a local rowdy sheeter, was passing by the house of one Narendra, who was the main suspect. Angry relatives of the victim reportedly began throwing stones at Narendra's house.
According to Times of India, though the police were present on the spot, a Rapid Action Force (RAF) company was sent to bring the situation under control.
As many as 10 persons including eight civilians and two police officers suffered injuries.
Hyderabad police commissioner M. Mahender Reddy told Deccan Chronicle, that 26 suspects who were involved in the violence, were detained.
Amer Ali, a 25-year-old electrician, was stabbed to death after a tiff over a match box at Jubilee Hills on Sunday night.
It was reported that Amer had criminal history and was also an accused in a murder case in 2015. There was also an attempt to murder case on him, along with other criminal cases in different police stations across the city.
He had been working in Odisha and came to Hyderabad five days ago to appear before a court in the 2015 murder case.
"Amer used to threaten Narender and forcibly take money from him to purchase liquor. While they were consuming liquor, Narender asked Amer for a matchbox. Amer abused Narender for asking him a matchbox despite knowing that he was a non-smoker. While Amer was about to leave the place, Narender called him back. Narender and his three friends stabbed Amer 15 times with knives," Jubilee Hills inspector S Venkat Reddy told the Times of India.
The suspects have been identified as S Narender (21), Rajesh (20), Mahesh (20), and G. Mahesh (23).
The police handed over Amer's body to the family after performing autopsy on Monday..
The Hindu reported that even after police resorted to lathi-charge, the mob set five bikes, including a police bike on fire, and damaged over 10 surveillance cameras.
Five cases related to bike burning, stone pelting and damage to private property has been registered with the Jubilee Hills and SR Nagar police under several sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Damage to Public Property (PDPP) Act.