Three people were injured, one seriously, during a large-scale disturbance at a kabaddi tournament in the East Midlands region of England. The incident took place at the Derby Kabaddi Tournament, which brought together expert players from around the UK for the England Kabaddi Federation’s event.
The disturbance occurred at Elvaston Lane in Alvaston, Derby, on Sunday. Videos circulating on social media show large crowds dispersing in panic as gunshots are fired and rumors of a sword-wielding attacker spread. The altercation is believed to have been a clash between two rival gangs.
Derbyshire Police responded to the incident and have maintained a significant police presence in the area. In a statement, they confirmed that three individuals were injured, with one in serious condition. All three have been taken to the hospital for treatment. The police are appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information about the incident.
The Derby Kabaddi Tournament is a highly anticipated event for the local Punjabi community, with the Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Kabaddi Club being the representative team for Derby. The club has a rich history of participating in the sport for over 30 years.
Kabaddi, traditionally an Indian-based sport, has gained popularity internationally. Kully Chhokar, the vice president of Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Kabaddi Club, expressed excitement about the growth of the game. He described the tournament as a day of competition and a thrilling experience for both spectators and players.
Unfortunately, the event took a chaotic turn as the disturbance disrupted the peaceful environment. The incident has raised concerns about safety and security at such sporting events.
The investigation into the disturbance is ongoing, and the police are working to identify the individuals involved. The Derbyshire Police have asked anyone with information to come forward and assist in their efforts.
As the British Punjabi community grapples with this incident, it highlights the importance of ensuring security measures are in place for community events, particularly those that attract a large gathering. Authorities must take steps to prevent such disturbances from occurring in the future, allowing attendees to enjoy the festivities without fear.
In conclusion, the disturbance at the kabaddi tournament has left three people injured and the local Punjabi community shaken. As the investigation unfolds, it is crucial to address the safety concerns surrounding community events and prevent such incidents from happening again.