Kurnool: 27 Injured in Devaragattu Bunny Festival

27-10-2020 Tue 07:53

KURNOOL: The Andhra Pradesh government banned the annual Bunny Utsavam 2020 at Devaragattu Mala Malleshwara Swamy temple due to the present Coronavirus pandemic. But, ignoring the warnings of police, people from surrounding villages thronged to Devaragattu and indulged n Bunny Utsavam. According to the reports, 27 persons injured and the condition of two persons is critical. After 10 PM, people from Nerini, Suluvai, Virupapuram, Arikeri, Ellarthi villages thronged to Devaragattu and took place in Bunny Utsavam. The villagers attacked each other with sticks to capture the idol of Mala Malleshwara Swamy. A stampede took place at the locale. More than 1500 police deployed in the locale, 30 check posts and 50 CCTV cameras installed in the locale. Police gave counselling to the villagers from the past one month.

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