Jamshedpur: Amidst the ongoing 10-day-long ‘Brahmostav’, the Assistant Secretary of the Ram Temple committee here was injured in a clash between two groups of committee members over alleged misuse of funds.

P Prabhakar Rao, Assistant Secretary of the nine-and-half decade-old ‘Andhra Bhakt Sree Ram Mandiram’, popularly known as ‘Ram Temple’ had his nose injured allegedly by the men of his rival group during a temple committee meeting last night, police said.

The meeting was convened by the Secretary of the committee P Panduranga Rao over the alleged misuse of temple fund.

Injured Prabhakar Rao lodged an FIR against the President of the committee Shankar Rao and three others, Officer-in-charge of Bistupur police station Jitendra Kumar said adding that Shankar Rao group also registered a counter complaint against the Assistant Secretary and others.

Kumar said that they had summoned both the groups to settle the issue, but one group did not turn up today.

The ‘Brahmostav’ function, which began on June 8, will conclude tomorrow.

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