Mild tension prevailed at Gurramkonda near Vayalpadu as an irate mob joined issue with the local police after two persons - Reddappa (48) and Rajasekhar (36) - were fatally knocked down at Amilepalli by a private bus bound for Rayachoti on Thursday.

The ill-fated duo were reportedly riding a motorcycle on their way to Gurramkonda when the mishap occurred.

Locals infuriated

What reportedly infuriated the locals was the police allegedly letting the bus resume its operations on the route, after detaining it ‘briefly’ in front of the police station.

Window panes smashed

They smashed the glass panes of the bus and held a demonstration in front of the police station condemning the release of the bus.

The situation eased only after Vayalpadu Circle Inspector Chandrasekhar intervened and promised to take action against all concerned.

The police registered a case and are investigating the matter.