The youth who was stabbed with a knife amid the heated argument over who is the bigger star was later identified as Vinod Kumar, 24. The accused has been arrested and identified as Akshay.   

The deceased was a associated Pawan Kalyan’s Political Party. And the heated argument broke out when Vinod Kumar and others started shouting slogans admiring Kalyan.

"Killing in the name of fandom is wrong. It's not just about my fans, it can be about fans of any actor," the actor was quoted as saying when he met to the deceased’s family.

Both Junior NTR and Pawan Kalyan are wildly popular in southern states, where fans are known to build temples and hold elaborate rituals to pray for the success of films starring their icons.

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