The Crime Branch Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) has arrested two more persons in connection with the November 7 violence unleashed against three Dalit colonies in Naikkankottai village in Dharmapuri district.

The sources told The Hindu that the two persons who were allegedly involved in the violence were M. Shiva alias Sivan (34), of Molaganur village, and B. Ganesan (50), of Lalithanur village.

With this, the number of persons arrested by CB-CID has gone up to seven; five persons were arrested during last week. As many as 142 persons were arrested by the district police before the case was transferred to the CB-CID.