Hyderabad: Tension prevailed at Kukatpally when the fans of actor Mahesh Babu created a minor stampede during the inauguration of a textile store on Sunday. A police inspector and a woman received minor injuries in the stampede.
On Sunday morning, film actor Mahesh Babu visited a textile showroom located on the main road at Kukatpally ‘Y’ junction. Over a thousand of the actor’s fans rushed to the showroom to see him.
Although the Kukatpally police had deployed security personnel, the mob surged towards the stage and the security personnel failed to control the mob moving closer to the stage that was erected by the showroom management to facilitate the actor to talk to his fans.
A stampede took place when the police failed to control the mob from rushing towards the stage to see the actor from a shorter distance. A woman, who fell down during the stampede and became unconscious was immediately taken to a side and was given first aid. Meanwhile, KPHB detective inspector A. Venkatesham, who was on duty at the spot, also sustained injury when an iron pole fell on his right shoulder.