20 injured in clash between 2 Dalit communities
Srivilliputhur(TN) May 16 (PTI) Twenty persons were injured and some
houses damaged in a clash between two dalit communities at a village
over victory celebrations for a candidate in the April 13 assembly
polls, police said.
Trouble started at nearby Pudupatti village yesterday when supporters
of one group picked up an argument and beat up a worker of the rival
group, making arrangements for victory celebrations.
They also allegedly attacked his colleagues with petrol bombs, stones
and bottles. Supporters of both groups also reportedly ransacked and
damaged houses and took away cash.
Sixteen persons were today arrested in connection with the clash, police said.
A strong police contingent has been posted in the village.
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