Gurukulam head stabbed in Ooty

Published: 15th June 2012 09:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2012 09:45 AM   |  A+A-

The religious head of the Narayana Gurukulam here was allegedly stabbed by an unidentified person on Wednesday night. It was the intervention of a visitor staying at the Narayana Gurukulam, located at Fernhill on the outskirts of the hill town, that reportedly saved Swamy Tannya’s (58) life.

According to S Nizammudin, SP, “A man wearing a monkey cap entered the gurukulam and stabbed Swamy Tannya, who had just finished his dinner, around 8.30 pm. Hearing his cries, Logidass, who was staying at the gurukulam, rushed to the swamy’s rescue and chased away the knife-wielding man. The unidentified man escaped by jumping over the fence. Four teams, have been formed to nab the culprit.”

The swamy, who was stabbed on his chest and stomach, was rushed to the government headquarters hospital. He was said to be out of danger and recovering from his wounds. Meanwhile, inspector Manoharan inspected the spot and registered a case.

V Sivadass, a regular visitor to the gurukulam and ardent devotee of Narayana Guru, said, “I visited the swamy at the hospital. He is recovering. Swamy felt that the man wearing the money cap might have attacked him more severely had Logidass not come to his rescue. However, the swamy also felt that the attacker would have been mentally disturbed as there were no enmities in the gurukulam, which has remained peaceful for several decades.”

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