Three Caste Hindus, including a Panchayat Union councillor and a Panchayat councillor, allegedly attacked the president of Pillanatham Panchayat in Mallasamudram Union Tiruchengode Taluk on Tuesday.

The president of the Panchayat K. Sekar (43) alleged that the Caste Hindus attacked him while those Caste Hindus lodged a police complaint stating that the president attacked them.

Wordy duel

Police said that a wordy duel broke between Sekar and the Caste Hindus Mohan, a Union Councillor in Mallasamudram Union, Boopathi Councillor in Ward No. 2 of Pillanatham Panchayat and their accomplice Moorthi of that locality over a dispute in laying pipelines in that local body.

“It developed into a quarrel and the three allegedly beat Sekar,” police said.