KUMBAKONAM: A close relative and another person were arrested for injuring a college student near Kumbakonam last week.
According to police, R Gangadaran (23) of East Street in Naduvakkarai village near Kumbakonam, an MCA student, was shot at on June 17, 2013 night at his village and was admitted to MIOT hospital in Chennai where he was operated upon to remove the bullet from his hand.
Initially, Maheswari in her complaint stated that she was cooking inside the house when she heard a noise and her son Gangadaran was found with bullet injuries in his hand in front of their house.
However, inquiries by Tiruvidaimarudur police revealed, when K Murugan (34) of Naduvakkarai, a relative of Gangadaran, came to invite Maheswari for the eight death anniversary of Murugan’s brother Manikandan, an altercation broke out. In a fit of rage, Murugan opened fire with an unlicensed revolver aiming at Maheswari, it is said. However, when Gangadaran came in between to save her mother, the bullet hit him.
During the altercation, G Prabhu (30) of Devananchery, a friend of Murugan, reportedly threatened Maheswari not to divulge the truth to the police.
The district police in an official release on Saturday said Murugan and Prabhu were arrested on Friday at Thiruneelakkudi bazaar.
A revolver with two bullets were also seized from them.
Murugan, a history sheeter, who was detained under the Goondas Act, was recently released from jail. Prabhu is also a history sheeter.