Monday, November 12, 2007

Thevar statue vandalized -

Thevar statue vandalized - "ension prevailed at Velayuthapuram village near Sankarankovil for hours on Sunday as the life-size statue of Muthuramalinga Thevar was found vandalised.

Irate villagers blocked traffic and vehicular movement on the Tirunelveli- Rajapalayam Highway was interrupted for several hours and the police had to use mild force to disperse the mob.

The problem started when a group of women belonging to the village saw the head of the cement statue removed.

The information was passed on to the village head, Perumal. The news spread fast in the nearby villages and by 6 a.m. on Sunday, the villagers from hamlets close to Velayuthapuram such as Aasilaapuram,Perumalpatt i, Vaazhavanthaalpuram, Arugankulam, Aavaranthai and Senthattiyapuram, gathered at the spot and blocked traffic on the Tirunelveli-Rajapalayam Highway."

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