Violence broke out in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore after two rival political groups indulged in a face-off on Saturday night. Several people were reported injured while one man was killed during the attack.
Boats and vehicles were set afire, houses ransacked and the public was plunged in fear as the factions carried out their attacks.
According to reports, the violence started after the brother of a former local body chief was reportedly murdered. About 25 fishing boats, huts, and 2-wheelers were burnt in Thazhungada fishing village.
The the police have picked up around 50 men from the village for murder and rioting.
There is a massive police deployment at the village currently. The investigation is still underway. Revenue officials and district authorities are evaluating the property damaged.
(The story is being updated)