2 Malaysian Tamils Detained for 'Assaulting' Constable

Gaja Anandan and his father Bhoopalan were part of a larger group of 10 persons who had come to the temple to offer worship.

Published: 03rd September 2015 05:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2015 05:09 PM   |  A+A-

RAMESWARAM: Two Malaysian tamils were detained by security personnel of the Ramanathaswamy temple here today for allegedly assaulting a constable who questioned them when they re-entered the shrine through the exit route in search of their relatives.

Gaja Anandan and his father Bhoopalan were part of a larger group of 10 persons who had come to the temple to offer worship.

Police said all of them had entered the temple after clearing security. However, Gaja Anandhan and his father came out in advance and their relatives stayed back to worship at the Anjaneyar (Hanuman) temple at the entrance of the main shrine.

In their hurry to look for their relatives, the duo entered the temple by the exit route, which a constable on duty objected to and asked them to take the entry gate.

A heated argument followed and Boopalan punched the constable. The policeman's colleagues then surrounded the two and thrashed them and they suffered some bruises, police said.

The two Malaysian tamils were then detained. The constables who beat them had also had been asked to be present for an enquiry tomorrow by higher officials, they said. PTI

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