Ten people - a Congress candidate and his nine supporters- were injured when chemical was thrown during a Congress victory celebration in Karnataka's Tumkur. Inayatullah Khan, who won the election from ward number 16 in Tumakuru, suffered minor burn injuries on his face.
The incident took place during a small procession being taken out by Congress candidate Inayathullah to celebrate his win in a ward.
The police said someone within the crowd sprayed some liquid that caused some skin irritation and allergy to people. They were taken to hospital.
"Around 10 people felt a burning sensation and were rushed to a nearby hospital where they were administered first-aid. They suffered minor injuries. Among them was Inayatullah Khan, who had burns on his face," Tumakaru Superintendent of Police Divya V Gopinath was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
"The liquid might be some low intensity acid like bathroom cleaner," said Diveya V Gopinath, a police officer.
Nobody has complained and no one has been arrested.
The Congress was marginally ahead of the BJP in the results today of the Karnataka urban local body polls held last week. The Congress and its ally in the ruling coalition, Janata Dal Secular, are set to gain control of a majority of the local bodies with a post-poll tie-up.
The Congress has won 988 seats and the BJP has 929 seats in the elections held on Saturday. The Janata Dal Secular of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy won 375 seats.
(With inputs from PTI)
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