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Two Hindu outfit workers held for defacing Periyar statue in TN

The duo was produced before a court and remanded to 15 days judicial custody.

Published: 11th January 2022 02:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th January 2022 02:43 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

COIMBATORE: Two Hindu Munnani outfit functionaries, were arrested on Tuesday on charges of defacing the statue of social reformer, Periyar E V Ramasamy here, police said.

The statue situated in front of Thantha Periyar Study Centre in Vellalore, was found desecrated on Sunday morning.

It was found garlanded with slippers and smeared with saffron colour powder, triggering protests from organisations like Dravida Kazhagam.

After verifying the footage collected from CCTV cameras in nearby areas, police managed to identify two persons involved in the crime and arrested Arun Karthik and Mohan Raj said to be the ward functionaries of Hindu Munnani, they said.

As the duo confessed to the act, it was produced before a court and remanded to 15 days judicial custody, they added.



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