Two hurt in clash at temple festival

A Head Constable, Chithirai Vadivel, and a 5-year-old girl, Shanmugavalli, were injured in stone pelting during a clash between two groups at a temple festival near Kalligudi on Tuesday night.

The police said that playing of a particular song during a drama at the festival in Veppankulam led to the clash late in the night. The district police arrested around 21 persons from both the parties. Meanwhile, leaders of one of the groups staged a road blockade at Tirumangalam on Wednesday in protest against a case registered against those belonging to their group.