A DMK functionary has reportedly attacked a temple priest in Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu. The attacker, a history sheeter is allegedly being helped by police. The priest is undergoing treatment in Kuzhithurai government hospital.
Sasidharan, a 70 year old ex-army man has been performing the priestly duties at the Isakkiamman temple near Pudukkadai in Kanyakumari. He is said to be a member of BJP. On March 10, Arjunan, a relative hacked him using a sickle when he was in the temple. Reportedly there were issues between the two regarding a property dispute.
Arjunan is said to be a DMK functionary and a history sheeter as well. He allegedly has 50 cases filed on him with nearly 18 cases booked for brutal violence. Even though he has been arrested following the incident, BJP cadre and Hindu organisations allege that there is pressure from political quarters to go easy on him.
There are allegations being made that not even an FIR is filed and there is pressure to release him. As news about the incident went viral in social media, ex-servicemen offered to get justice for Sasidharan and assured assistance of All India Ex-servicemen Federation. Tamil media has completely hidden the fact that the man is a DMK member and reported it as a scuffle between relatives.