Two groups of workers of the Congress and the BJP clashed at Tirumala on Sunday, in which five BJP workers were injured.
Tension prevailed in the area for quite some time and the BJP has called for a hartal in three wards - Thrikkannapuram, Tirumala and Punnakkamukal - on Monday. According to police, three Congress workers have been arrested in connection with the incident. Those arrested have been identified as Ajith, Sreejith and Vinod. One BJP worker, Rahul, who was injured in the incident has been admitted to the Medical College Hospital while the other injured BJP workers - Srikanth, Kannan, Abilash and Aravind - have been admitted to the General Hospital.
“The incident was the result of a verbal duel between the two groups, who are known to each other, at Kovalam earlier in the day. Following this, in the evening around 7 p.m., again a fight broke out between them.
Though both the groups used sharp weapons to attack each other, the condition of those injured is said to be not serious,’’ the police said. Poojappura police said that three arrest had been recorded by Sunday night and more arrest may follow on Monday.