MADURAI: P. Malaisamy of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam was declared winner of the by-election held to the Madurai Corporation Ward 52.

The Returning Officer, G. Prem Kumar, declared him the winner on Tuesday.

Oath administered

Later, the Commissioner, D.J. Dhinakaran, administered him the oath of office in the presence of the Mayor, G. Thenmozhi.

Candidates of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Communist Party of India (Marxist) had sought countermanding the election following violent incidents during the polling.

The High Court Bench which had stayed the declaration of the results earlier, dismissed the writ petition on Tuesday.