Staff Reporter

VANIYAMBADI: Tense movements were witnessed at Government Hospital here on Friday night as two groups clashed inside the ward. Seven of the nine accused were arrested, police said. The clash was between representatives of the AIADMK and TMMK. Hospital property was damaged as the groups clashed at 10.30 p.m.

Police said that Safiullah (31) of AIADMK and Amjith (30) of the TMMK had a difference of opinion over giving a petition to Alangayam Town Panchayat Office.

Following a verbal duel, it was alleged that Safiullah assaulted Amjith, who immediately got admitted to the hospital. On hearing the news, around 15 cadres of the TMMK went to the hospital. Safiullah also got admitted to the same hospital. Around 15 cadres of the AIADMK were present. Under these circumstances, the two groups of supporters started an argument, which ended in a clash.