One person was killed following a dispute over occupying posts in a mosque in Veppambattu village in Vellore Taluk Police Station limits on Friday.

According to the police, there was a dispute between two sections of Muslims in occupying the post of Muthavalli and other positions connected with the maintenance of the mosque in Gandhi Battai Street in Veppambattu.

At a meeting held in the mosque on Friday, persons belonging to non-represented group from Vellore demanded some posts for them. The group which traditionally occupied all posts asked them to leave the premises. This led to a verbal duel and clash, resulting in Iliyas (27), son of Jaleel Saheb belonging to the majority group attacked with iron rods. He died on the way to the hospital.

Some persons have been detained for interrogation.