Staff Reporter

Over painting of election symbol on wall; three arrested

PALANI: R. Palanisamy, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate contesting for the 8th ward councillor post, was injured in a clash over painting of his symbol on Monday.

Three persons were arrested. The injured were admitted to the Palani Government Hospital.

The police said Mr. Palanisamy had obtained permission to paint his symbol on the wall of a building owned by one Kalimuthu at Sathyanagar here.

When Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam cadres attempted to paint their symbol on the same wall, he protested it. In a fit of anger, the gang assaulted him.

The arrested were Subramani, husband of DMDK candidate Dhanalakshmi contesting the 8th ward, Kannan and Hariharan alias Iyyappan.

The police are on the lookout for Ilayaraja.