Kanakadurga, the first lady to enter Sabarimala
Kanakadurga, the first lady to enter Sabarimala

First lady of menstrual age to enter Sabarimala temple thrashed by mother-in-law, hospitalized

ANI | Updated: Jan 15, 2019 15:57 IST

Perinthalmanna (Kerala) [India], Jan 15 (ANI): Kanakadurga, the first lady in her menstrual age to enter Sabarimala">Sabarimala temple, was hospitalised after being thrashed by her mother-in-law here on Tuesday.
The victim said she was hit around 10-12 times with a wooden stick by her mother-in-law as soon as she entered her residence here on Tuesday.
"I reached home at around 7-7.05 am in the morning. As soon as I entered the hall, my mother-in-law picked a wooden stick and started beating and abusing me," she alleged.
"I couldn't even stand properly after being hit. They dragged me out and closed the door. I have been hit on the head, face, and back. It is really painful. I can barely move," she said.
A case has been registered by Perinthalmanna police based on Kanakadurga's complaint under Sections 341 and 324 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against her mother-in-law.
On September 28 last year, the Supreme Court had lifted the ban on the entry of women aged between 10 and 50 years into the Lord Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala">Sabarimala.
Nearly four months after the verdict, Bindu and Kanakadurga, both aged below 50, entered the Lord Ayyappa temple to offer prayers.
After their entry, a purification process took place in the temple, while violent protests broke out across the state with agitators pelting stones and blocking the national highways. (ANI)