Anantapur: Tension mounted in the Muppallagutti village under Pedavadaguru mandal of the district as faction rivalry led to attack on a woman.
According to information, some persons belonging to a faction have murdered a man and cut the throat of a woman belonging to the rival group. Both the groups clashed with the each other, following the incident. Factionists belonging to the murdered person have torched the houses of the rival group. Heavy loss of property was reported. Some houses and hay stocks were burned. Tension prevailed in the village. Police led by DSP Rameswar Reddy rushed to the village and were trying to control the situation.