Heavy police force was deployed after two groups clashed over filling of water at Sikandrabad area under Ratibad police station area in the evening on Thursday; police have booked eight persons for assaulting and rioting.
Police said that the fight erupted after Vishal Maran and Naeem Khan wrestled over filling of water and soon people supporting them gathered and clash turned violent.
After receiving information police teams rushed to the spot and anti-social elements tried to frame the fight as communal but timely intervention of police pacified and averted issue from blowing out of proportion.
Senior police officials rushed to the spot and pacified both the parties and intervened to make peace in the area. Over half a dozen people were reportedly injured and are undergoing treatment.
According to the police, Vishal and Naeem entered a fight over filling of water and the confrontation soon turned nasty as the exchange of words was replaced with deadly attack lead by armed men. The quarrel between the two was soon joined by family members from both the parties who attacked with sharp edged weapons. The police have registered case against against Vishal, Ravi, Vetan and Vikas on the complaint lodged by Naeem while case was registered against Anees, Naeem, Sajid and his aide on the complaint lodged by Vishal.