Riots erupt, migrant labourers set police jeep on fire in Kerala

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Kochi, Dec 26 : Migrant labourers attacked a police team injuring five police men and set a police jeep on fire at Kozhakkabalam where more than 500 police personnel have been deployed to control the riot that erupted last midnight in connection with Christmas celebration, police said on Sunday.

About 100 people were taken into custody from the area early this morning from various migrant camps where the police said the attackers were inebriated and involved in physical fights, sources said.

The attackers pelted stones on police men and the local people. The injured police men including a CI and an ASI and a few locals were shifted to the nearest hospital. About 3,000 migrant labourers working in Kitex company were staying at Kizhakkambalam and nearby areas.


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