60 injured in Devaragattu Bunni festival clashes
Kurnool: Nearly 60 persons were injured and many rushed to the hospitals after thousands of people from Boya and Kurava communities indulged in stick fights during the Devaragattu Banny festival in Devaragattu, Holagunda of Kurnool in the late hours on Friday. Police deployed heavy police forces and check posts to prevent the people from taking part in the festival but in vain. It is known that devotees take part in a fierce stick fight to hand over the idol of Mala Malleswara Swamy. Every year Bunny festival is celebrated on Vijaya Dasami celebrating the victory of Mala Malleswara Swamy and Goddess Parvathi Devi over demons.