At least six houses were damaged and a few people injured in clashes between Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers at Chavassery under the Mattannur police station limits on Monday night.

The houses of RSS and SDPI workers were damaged in the violence that took place soon after marches were taken out by both outfits around 9.30 p.m.

Tension prevailed in the area following an explosion on Chavassery-Veliyambara road on August 21. Though locals claimed that a bomb had gone off, the police later confirmed that it was a firecracker. The SDPI on Monday demanded an inquiry and staged a march in the town condemning the explosion, which reportedly took place a few metres away from the house of a party worker.

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