Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 26 (BPNS)
Five policemen including a Circle Inspector of Police were injured after two groups of guest workers at Kizhakkambalam in Ernakulam district of Kerala fought against each other and also directed their ire at the police.
The incident occurred on Saturday night following a dispute over the Christmas Carole music team. Around 500 guest workers under the influence of alcohol working for a prominent private industry in Kizhakkambalam fought against each other.
Police arrived at the scene and tried to disperse the crowd of clashing guest workers who attacked the police with stones and rods. Five policemen including circle inspector of police are injured and admitted to the hospital.
The guest workers also burnt two police jeeps. A strong police contingent arrived at the scene and lathi-charged the workers bringing the situation under control.
Ernakulam rural superintendent of police, Karthik told media persons that 150 guest workers were arrested and in police custody and cases have been registered against them.
He said that the situation got out of control after two groups of workers from an industry fought against each other and police arrived at the scene on getting information from the public. However, police were also attacked. The injured Circle Inspector and other policemen are admitted to a private hospital at Kizhakkambalam.