Enraged over a love affair, villagers of Jelligollapalli near here beat up five youth black and blue. The condition of one of them N. Sai Bharat is stated to be serious and is undergoing treatment in a hospital in Vijayawada.

According to Pamarru Sub-Inspector Nabi, P. Kiran and N. Harika reportedly fell in love. They, however, were not in good terms for last four days and Harika was not answering phone calls from Kiran. To inquire the reasons behind it, Kiran went to her house along with his cousin N. Sai Bharat on Tuesday evening while his other friends Chinna, Kishore and Tarun waited in the vicinity.

The women members of the family entered into a heated argument with Kiran for allegedly harassing Harika. Meanwhile, the villagers joined them and thrashed the duo, their friends and confined them to a dark room and informed the police. The police shifted them to Area Hospital at Gudivada immediately. Sai Bharat received serious injuries .