Police personnel injured in stone pelting close to Madurai


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A mob attacked a police crew early on Tuesday, once they tried to eliminated a statue put in with out permission

A mob of over 200 individuals pelted stones on a police crew by which 5 police personnel, together with a Deputy Superintendent of Police, had been injured and some police automobiles, a fireplace tender and an ambulance had been broken close to Melur in Madurai within the early hours of Tuesday.

The police celebration, led by Extra Superintendent of Police, S. Vanitha, had rushed to Vellalapattipudur, below the Kottampatti police station limits, previous Monday midnight, once they acquired details about the set up of a statue of Muthuramalinga Thevar with out permission. Native residents had put in the five-foot excessive cement statue close to the village floor, late within the evening.

When the police crew, together with Income officers, tried to take away the statue, the mob that had been objecting to the statue elimination abruptly began to pelt stones on the police officers.

“One in every of them had switched off energy provide by turning off the transformer,” a police officer stated. Making use of the pitch darkness, the mob surrounded the small police pressure and began to pelt stones.

Although the police managed to change on the facility inside 5 minutes, by then the police personnel had suffered accidents.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Oomachikulam), Vijayakumar, sustained accidents. He has been admitted to a personal hospital in Madurai. Amongst others injured are Kottampatti Sub-Inspector of Police, Suthan, Particular Sub-Inspector of Police, Palaniappan and two Tamil Nadu Particular Police constables, Deenadayalan and Arunkumar. All of the injured have been admitted to the federal government hospital in Melur.

Police automobiles of the ADSP, DSP, a fireplace tender and an ambulance had been broken within the incident, the police stated.

The police stated that the statue had been eliminated and dropped at the Melur Taluk workplace.

Deputy Inspector Normal of Police (Madurai), R. Sudhakar and Superintendent of Police, Sujit Kumar, inspected the scene of crime.

The police have picked up 15 suspects on this connection.

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