Cadres of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) were reportedly injured in a group clash at Periyagoundapuram village near Karipatti in Salem district.

Karipatti Police, who have registered a case, quoted the injured cadre of DMK as saying that they tried to stop a few AIADMK cadre who were distributing money, saris and dhotis to voters of Yercaud Constituency during the wee hours of Wednesday.

“DMK cadre alleged that the AIADMK cadre hit them with wooden clubs and fled from the spot”, police sources said. On the other hand, the injured AIADMK cadre claimed that the DMK cadre used abusive language and assaulted them.

Police sources said the injured were admitted to the Salem Government Hospital and later referred to a private hospital in Salem.