Sunday, November 4, 2012

17 injured in bomb attack in Tamil Nadu

Seventeen people were injured, three seriously, when some persons hurled petrol bombs at the car in which they were travelling at Puliankulam in the district, police said on Wednesday. 

The occupants belonging to the Thevar community were returning after attending the 105th birth anniversary celebrations of freedom fighter and Thevar community icon Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar when they were attacked late last night. 

The assailants, hiding behind some bushes, hurled three petrol bombs which exploded and the car caught fire. 

Three persons suffered serious burns, police said. The injured have been hospitalised. 

Police have been deployed at the government hospital where some of the injured have been admitted. 

Meanwhile, advocates of the Madurai district court held a demonstration at Goripalayam demanding arrest of those who hurled the bombs. 

The car has been seized. 

Normality returns to Ramanathapuram

After three days of tension, normality returned to Ramanathapuram district on Thursday.
Tense situation prevailed in Paramakudi, Kamudhi, Mudukulathur and Ramanathapuram town in the last three days after three people were killed in the backdrop of Thevar jayanthi and guru puja in Pasumpon village on October 30.
Some violent incidents in the aftermath of the murder of three people, threatened to take an ugly turn in this district, but the quick response by the district administration and the police ensured the return of peace and law and order.
Ramanathapuram town, which remained tense on Wednesday following clashes between two groups, returned to normal on Thursday. Bus started plying and shops opened.
“The situation is by and large peaceful and no fresh incidents of clashes or violence reported during the past 24 hrs,” District Collector K. Nanthakumar told The Hindu. The clash between two groups, witnessed at Valantharavai, near Ramanathapuram on Wednesday night, had nothing to do with the murder cases, he said.
Bus services have been resumed from Ramanathapuram to Madurai, Tiruchendur, Tuticorin, Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tiruchi and Pattukottai. The services will resume shortly in Kamudhi, Mudukalathur and Paramakudi areas, the Collector said.

14 held for murder of 3 near Paramakudi

Police arrested 14 people, including three juveniles, in connection with the murder of three people in Pambuvizhundan and Ponnaiyapuram villages near Paramakudi on Tuesday, when they were going to Pasumpon for paying homage to Muthuramalinga Thevar on his 105th jayanthi and 50th guru puja.
The police said four people had been arrested in connection with the murder of M. Sivakumar (25) at Pambuvizhundan.
Ten people, including three juveniles, had been arrested in connection with the double murder of V. Veeramani and M. Malaikannan at Ponnaiyapuram, near the five point junction in Paramakudi.
They were produced before the Judicial Magistrate court, Paramakudi, and remanded to judicial custody. The juveniles had been sent to a juvenile home in Madurai

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