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Three injured in police-mob clash

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Circle inspector K. Sudarsan who was injured in a police-mob clash.— Photo: By special arrangement
Circle inspector K. Sudarsan who was injured in a police-mob clash.— Photo: By special arrangement

A circle inspector and two others were injured in a clash between the police and a mob at Anchangadi on Sunday during the Vattekkad Chandanakkudam festival.

Chavakkad circle inspector K. Sudarsan, who sustained serious facial injuries, was admitted to a private hospital in Chavakkad and then shifted to another in Thrissur city.

Later in the day, he was taken to a private hospital in Kochi.

Kadappuram Shaheer, 24, and Thahir, 19, who sustained injuries in a police lathicharge, were admitted to hospitals in Chavakkad and Chettuva.

The police resorted to lathicharge after they were pelted with stones by a mob.

Directive violated

A few local people had burst crackers in violation of a police directive to conduct the festivities within the stipulated time.

A large brick was hurled at the circle inspector, the police said.

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