KATTAPPANA: Idukki Collector Ashok Kumar Singh clamped Section 144 on Thodupuzha on Friday after a section of the people who took out a protest march to a local college turned violent, destroying shops in the town.
The march was taken out in protest against an alleged inflammatory reference to a community in the question paper for the second year B.Com. internal examination held in the college two days ago.
The protesters conver- ged on the campus and threw stones at the college building even as a large number of policemen were camping there.
There were allegations that there was only a thin presence of the police in the town when the protestors attacked shops in the town.