Periyar statue vandalised: CRPF personnel placed under suspension

ANI | Updated: Mar 21, 2018 15:39 IST

Pudukottai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, who was arrested for vandalising Periyar's statue in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai, was placed under suspension on Wednesday.

"He is under treatment for Schizophrenia and was on a 30-day leave when the incident happened," the CRPF said.

Yesterday, the head of the statue of Dravidian movement icon was found severed in the village, which led to tension in the area.

Following this incident, a petrol bomb was hurled on the car of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) district secretary in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore in the wee hours of Wednesday. (ANI)