An ex-serviceman working as a security guard for the civic body in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur was beaten up allegedly by the Congress workers on Monday. Harish Patel, is in hospital with severe injuries after the assault.
What led to the chaos and violence is not yet known.
"An ex-serviceman was beaten up by six to seven people. We're identifying the accused persons and a case has been registered," A Singh, a senior police officer in Jabalpur, told news agency ANI.
Mr Patel was taken to the hospital by his co-workers at the municipal corporation. Witnesses allege that the attackers were supporters of local Congress leader Priyawat Singh.
"While we were protesting against the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, some Congress workers beat up an ex-serviceman working as a security guard," said BJP lawmaker Rakesh Singh.
Soon after the incident, the civic staff lodged a police complaint at the Jabalpur police station and demanded immediate action against the accused. The workers have also threatened to go on a mass strike today in protest against the incident.
This is the latest incident of violence reported since the murder of two BJP workers over the weekend.
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had on Sunday threatened to take to the streets if the Kamal Nath-led Congress government did not take action against the murders of two BJP leaders in the state.
State BJP leader Manoj Thackeray was found dead in an open field in Barwani on Sunday. "Mr Thackeray had gone out for his routine morning walk. A blood stained rock was found at the crime spot," senior police officials told NDTV. He is the second BJP leader, who was murdered in less than a week in the state. Last Thursday, BJP leader and civic body chairman of Mandsaur, Prahlad Bandhwar, was shot in full public view.
BJP workers in Damoh, yesterday, burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Kamal Nath, protesting against the alleged political violence in the state.
(With inputs for ANI)