Staff Reporter

RAMANATHAPURAM: Tension prevailed in Rameswaram on Saturday following a group clash between two communities.

Sources said when a group of fishermen of a community were walking along the Therku Karaiyur beach some persons of another community reportedly teased them.

The feud, which started as a wordy duel turned out into a big clash. Both groups attacked with sickle and other deadly weapons.

Nambuselvam of Therku Karaiyur, Ramakrishnan and Sendoorpandi of Pulidevan Nagar sustained grievous injuries. They were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

A large posse of policemen has been deployed at Therku Karaiyur and Pulidevan Nagar. No one has been arrested so far.