Cuddalore burns as two rival groups clash!
Galatta | Aug 02, 2020, 06:15 pm
The world is already reeling from the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic. This deadly virus has brought upon all of us a pall of gloom and many livelihoods have been lost. The entire world is just slowly crawling back to normalcy but it looks like there can be no stopping the deadly effects of vengeance and violence! A long-standing political feud between two people has lead to a murder, resulting in violent group clashes in a small fishing town in the Cuddalore district! Many boats, bikes and houses have been burnt down and many people have been injured. The Police are said to have detained over 20 people in connection with this case!
Thalanguda village in the Cuddalore district is a coastal region with fishing being the primary source of livelihood for the villagers! There has been a long time feud between two local Panchayat leaders and supporters of these two had also been involved in a clash, before the lockdown began. The Police are then said to have tried to hold peace talks between the two groups but they did not arrive at any compromise! Yesterday, thirty-six-year old Madhivanan, brother of a former Panchayath Union leader, was hacked to death when he was returning to his house and his body has been sent to the Villupuram Government Hospital for postmortem. This is said to be the work of the rival political group. Seven people have been said to be resposible for this murder and the Police have already arrested five of them!
Madhivanan's death sparked off violent clashes between the two feuding political groups and they got into a heavy fight. Many bikes, boats and houses were burnt and many other houses were ransacked. The Police have arrested 20 people in this regard and Shanthi - the Deputy Superintendent of Police for Cuddalore region is closely monitoring the situation. 50 Policemen from Villupuram have also been deployed to the Thalanguda village to ensure that no further violence happens! Police reports state that further investigations are happening. Stay tuned for updates...