The Pallikaranai police on Thursday arrested two men who allegedly harassed a couple living with HIV and burnt their house. The arrest followed media reports on the pitiable condition of the couple.

The police said Thangam (34) and his brother Ashok (32), residents of Kamatchi Amman Nagar in Pallikaranai, threatened the couple to vacate their house and leave the locality. They also assaulted the couple and harassed their teenaged daughter on a number of occasions.

On Thursday, the two were arrested and sent to jail.

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