Chennai, Oct 28 (UNI) Two people were killed and six others, including four policemen, sustained injuries in a clash between two groups of immigrant construction workers from Bihar and Orissa at suburban Peerkankaranai in the early hours today.
Police said the incident occurred at the erstwhile Standard Motor Company, which was acquired by Shriram properties for construction of a commercial complex.
A Delhi-based construction firm had hired nearly 500 immigrant workers from Bihar and Orissa for construction works.
The trouble started when Orissa's Surendar Mouli (40), in an inebriated condition, took an iron pipe and started attacking his fellow colleagues around midnight.
In the incident on Umbreesh Mondal (45) of Bihar sustained serious injuries.
This led to clash between two groups which involved in a pitched battle with stones and sticks.
A four-member police team, headed by Inspector Devaraj, Sub-Inspector Nandagopal and Head Constables Ramkumar and Murali rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the clashing groups.
However, the two groups started attacking the policemen in which all the four injured.
Senior officials, with full police force, came to the spot and admitted the four cops to the hospital. Four of the injured - Surender, Mondal, Raju and Umbresh Puri - were rushed to the hospital.
However, two of them Surender, who was beaten black and blue by the Bihar group, and Mondal died on way to the hospital.
About 50 people from both sides were arrested.