RANIPET: In a brutal assault, two youngsters had been allegedly stabbed to death whereas three others had been grievously harm in a clash between two teams of males belonging to completely different castes close to Guruvarajanpettai in Arakkonam in Ranipet district.
The deceased had been recognized as Arjunan (26) of Soghanur village and Suriya (26) of Sembedu village. They died after being stabbed whereas Madhan, Vallarasu, and Soundarajan suffered grievous accidents in the clash that occurred on Wednesday evening. The deceased and injured belonged to the Dalit group.
The clash was said to be a fallout of an altercation over gestures made by the Dalit males close to a bus stand. A gaggle of Vanniyar males felt offended and picked up a quarrel, sources mentioned.
Both sides tried to make a compromise initially. However, the alternate of abusive phrases escalated right into a clash ensuing in the assault and lack of lives.
Tension prevailed in the realm following the homicide. However, law enforcement officials rushed to the spot and introduced the scenario beneath management.
The injured individuals had been despatched for remedy whereas the our bodies of the 2 youngsters had been taken to Govt Vellore Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
Sources said that a lot of the males concerned in the clash had been in an inebriated situation.
Top officers, together with Ranipet SP R Sivakumar and Arakkonam DSP Okay Manoharan, visited the spot and held inquiries.
Two individuals, Madhan and Ajith, have been arrested by the police in reference to the homicide. Special squads have fanned out to nab the remaining attackers.
“Two main accused were secured. Three special teams have been formed to nab the remaining men involved in the incident,” DSP Manoharan mentioned.
Enraged over the homicide, a gaggle of Dalit women and men resorted to a street blockade from Wednesday evening till early on Thursday demanding stringent motion in opposition to the culprits.
Meanwhile, VCK chief Thol Thirumavalvan accused the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) of instigating violence as quickly as polling ended.
“Two young men murdered in Soganur near Arakkonam. Three others are in hospital in a critical state. Caste fanatics committed these murders out of the fear of losing in election,” he tweeted.
He additionally said, “VCK demands the arrest of PMK caste fanatics and sand mafia gangs.”
The VCK will organise an indication on April 10 in all district headquarters concerning the murders, he introduced.
However, PMK leaders mentioned their occasion had no connection to the incident.
“The issue is purely personal between the two groups. A wordy quarrel broke out between them leading to the murder. Stringent action should be taken against the culprits. There is no political motive behind it,” a PMK chief of Ranipet district mentioned.