God's Own Fight Club? Families thrash each other in Kerala village; video goes viral

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 06:21 PM IST
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As the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the world, people have been urged to stay home, and many businesses continue to remain shut. Against this backdrop, most people have attempted to adhere to social distancing norms and other precautionary measures. But a video that recently went viral suggests that even as many enjoy some family bonding time, others should not be given such an opportunity.

The video, posted by that has surfaced recently shows several individuals engaged in a fight of epic proportions. There seemed to be around 12-15 people in the short clip, and each is attacking another person. While some use sticks to smack their opponents, others can be seen joining the fray with their bare hands. The audio track that accompanies the short video is a war-cry of sorts that rises above the voices of the furious attackers. One woman can be seen putting her hair up before she jumps into the fray, either to aid or separate two woman who are screaming in fury as they cling to each others clothes.

#ഈ_കൊറോണ_സമയത്ത്_വഴി_തർക്കവുമായ്_ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട്_അയൽവാസികൾ_തമ്മിൽ #നടന്ന_അടിയാണ്_കാണുന്നത്. വാർത്ത 👇 https://malayalam.news18.com/news/buzz/video-of-fighting-due-to-dispute-in-arattupuzha-rv-tv-ssn-264957.html

Posted by Muvattupuzha News on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

While the video has no date mentioned, an Indian Express report adds further details. Reportedly, the families Kerala's Arattupuzha village were brawling over a road construction-related dispute, and the fight was eventually broken up by the police. Cases have been registered against five people, while three were injured in the fight.

Officials reportedly say that the debate had been brewing for some time as a road planned by the village panchayat would have to be built through the property of one of the families. They had been against the idea.

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