Police officers stabbed; 2 arrested

Two persons were arrested in Pollachi in connection with the stabbing of Inspector Chelladurai (45) and Sub-Inspector Roopan (42) attached to the Q branch police of Erode district on Thursday.

The arrested persons were Vijayaraj of Sri Lankan refugee camp in Pooluvampatti and Premkumar of Pollachi.

Police sources said that the officials along with first grade constables Mohana Sundaram and Palaniraj were returning to Erode after attending a court in Pollachi.

While walking in a subway from old bus stand to new bus stand, they had a quarrel with three persons, who were loitering in the subway under the influence of alcohol. The quarrel culminated into a clash and the trio stabbed the police officials with knife. The constables, too, sustained injuries. All the four were rushed to the Pollachi government hospital.

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