A Hindu Munnani functionary was hacked by two unidentified persons, who came on a motorbike, in broad daylight here on Tuesday. However, police ruled out any communal angle to the attack.
Police said that Nambirajan (38), a resident of Vadaserry, was on his way to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State executive committee member M R Gandhi’s house on Chidambarantham Street, to discuss the programmes for the upcoming Vinayagar Chaturthi festival in the area when two men who came on a bike attacked him with sharp weapons.
Nambirajan suffered minor cut injuries and was rushed to the Kanyakumari Medical College Hospital.
Speaking to Express, Gandhi said, “A police personnel deployed at my house on security duty saw Nambirajan came running with injuries. We immediately administered first aid to him and alerted senior police officials of the district.”
Though Nambirajan did not name anybody in his complaint, Superintendent of Police N Manivannan said, “We suspect the involvement of some locals in the attack. There was no threat issued to Nambirajan from any fundamentalist group,” Manivannan said.
Raising suspicion that the family of former district president of Hindu Munnai Thangaswamy, undergoing imprisonment in a murder case, could be involved in the attack, sources said that on Monday, Thangaswamy’s family had picked up a quarrel with Nambirajan after he and a few others asked the Hindu Munnani president to vacate the building of the party office.