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Six held, 18 booked for group clash near Paramakudi
Six persons were arrested and cases were booked against 18 others on Friday night in the wake of a clash between two groups at Thennavanur near Paramakudi of Ramanathapuram.
One person was injured and four houses were damaged as a mob went on rampage. Trouble erupted after a portrait of BR Ambedkar was smeared with ink on his birth anniversary on April 14. This irked a certain group.
On learning that a particular group was involved in the incident, the two groups engage in a violent quarrel on April 16. Subsequently, representatives from both the groups held talks to reconcile the differences between them after the elections were over.
Meanwhile, the group accused in the smearing incident on Friday evening planned to hold talks with the other group to bury the issue. Suddenly, a scuffle broke out between the two groups.
Thereafter, Chathirakudi police rushed to the scene and brought the situation under control. However, four tiled roof structures, including one of S Dhebakar (23), were damaged. An injured K Bharathiraju was admitted to Ramanathapuram government hospital, sources said.
The arrested were identified as S Dhebakar (23), C Selvam (37) , R Vinith (20), M Gowtham (20), D Manoj (20) and I Manivannan (37). Cases have been registered in this connection.
Two killed in clash in Nagapattinam
Two persons were murdered in a group clash near Mayiladuthurai on Friday. The residents of the SC colony in Needur were politically divided under Elangovan and Kannadasan. The two rival groups sought superiority and muscle power in the village. On Friday, an argument broke out between the two groups which soon turned violent. They assaulted each other with lethal weapons, in which, Elangovan’s son Ilavarasan (3) and S Thangamani (36) were injured. They were rushed to the Mayiladuthurai GH. They died on the way. A case has been registered in this regard. Four people have been arrested so far, including Kannadasan’s sons, Vinod (24), and Thirumurugan (32), and two others, M Mansingh (29) and M Gajendiran (58). A search is on for seven others.