Tension in the area; team of commandos posted
Two persons were killed in a group clash at Besant Nagar here late on Monday night.
Tension prevailed in the area following the incident and a large contingent of armed police personnel was deployed.
Six persons were arrested in connection with the murders, police sources said.
A minor altercation between two groups of fishermen led to a clash around 11 p.m. near an idli shop. One group stabbed Madhavan (22) causing a deep injury.
He died on way to the hospital. In retaliation, the other group attacked Silambrasan (24). He died soon after admission in a private hospital in Adyar. The bodies were shifted to different government hospitals for post-mortem.
Special teams formed to investigate the case arrested six persons of each group. “An argument over a petty issue led to the clash. Since tension prevailed in parts of Besant Nagar, some shops remained closed. Besides local police, we also deployed a team of Swift Action Group (SAG) commandos as a precautionary measure. The situation is under control. The funeral procession and cremation went off incident-free,” a police official said.