Five houses at Poyilur under the Kolavallur police station limits here came under attack in what is suspected to be a sequel to the outbreak of tension in the area following recent incidents involving rival workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).
The house of the BJP's local booth president, P. Balan's house at Poyilur was attacked with country-made bombs in the early hours of Monday. The police said that two ‘steel’ bombs were hurled at the house. One of them exploded and caused some damage on the wall of the house. The police defused the unexploded bomb.
The attack followed the incidents of stone pelting at four houses of IUML workers at Poyilur at around 10 p.m. on Sunday. The attack on the BJP worker’s house was believed to be in retaliation to the attacks on the houses of the local IUML activists. Glass panes of the houses were smashed in the stone-throwing. A woman in one of the houses suffered a minor injury from shrapnel.
The police have strengthened its deployment in the area in view of the latest incidents. An IUML activist's house under construction at Poyilur had been damaged in an attack a few days ago.