Kendrapada: Tension prevailed in Patrapur village under Aul police station after two groups of people attacked each other over a petty issue late on Saturday night.
According to reports, a Debasish Mallik of Patrapur village was going to Pattanmundai on his motorcycle when his vehicle collided with that of a person named Shebaz Khan near Patrapur Bazaar.
It is alleged that youths belonged to different communities and members of both communities gathered and started attacking each other.
Fearing violence in the communally sensitive district, some locals informed the police about the situation. On being informed Kendrapara SP Niti Sekhar along with senior police officials rushed to the spot and took the two persons into custody for interrogation.
Two platoons of police were deployed to maintain law and order in the locality.