Special Correspondent

Udhagamandalam: With tension escalating at Kundhachappai near here on Monday night security has been beefed up in the village.

The village has for sometime now been divided into two groups with about thirty families belonging to one and around 150 to the other.

The relationship between the two had deteriorated a few months ago.

In a stone pelting incident, windows and doors of 21 houses had been damaged. Police arrested 27 persons.

A large number of women belonging to the majority group tried to stage a road rook and were rounded up.

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