Seven persons involved in dangerous ‘chenga yuddha’ involving rockets of fireworks on Deepavali night in Rayagada town were arrested by the police.

‘Chenga yuddha’ happens between groups of youths in Rayagada district during Deepavali and there have been instances in past when persons have been injured by it. One Tuesday night one Special Police Officer (SPO) was also injured while a police patrol intervened during a ‘chenga yuddha’ continuing in Rayagada town. According to inspector incharge of Raygada police station, Prashant Bhupati, two platoons of police force have been deployed in Rayagada town on Tuesday night to check menace of ‘chenga yuddha’ .