In the latest incident of attack on Hindu outfit leader, unidentified persons hurled a petrol bomb on the house of a BJP functionary at Kalampalayam near Perur shortly after midnight on Wednesday.
D Thyagarajan (36) was the BJP’s union president for Thondamuthur and lived on Vinayagar Temple Street in Kalampalayam. On Wednesday, Thyagarajan and his family went to a temple before returning in the evening. Around 12.45 am on Thursday, Thyagarajan was jolted out of bed by a loud explosion. When he came out of the house, he was shocked to find a fire caused by a petrol bomb in the portico. He doused the flames, with the help of neighbours.
Based on his complaint, Perur Police rushed to the spot. They collected pieces of a bottle, which was used as petrol bomb, from the spot. SP M Sudhakar visited the spot and held inquiry.
Following the incident, police personnel were deployed at Thyagarajan’s house for security.
In recent months, there have been several petrol or kerosene bombs attacks in the district. On April 13, a petrol bomb was hurled at the house of HMK president Arjun Sampath in Ukkadam. Two persons were arrested in connection with a kerosene bomb attack on the parking lot of KG Theatre Complex on July 28. During the BJP’s Statewide bandh on July 22, a petrol bomb was hurled at a mosque in NGGO Colony and a 23-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.