After five days, the body of S. Nagamuthu, a temple priest who committed suicide at T. Kallipatti village on Friday, was received by his relatives from the Periyakulam Government Hospital on Wednesday. The body was buried in his village in the evening. The protesters demanded an open van to take the body in a procession through prime roads. Initially, the police refused, but later relented. Traffic on Theni-Dindigul highway was closed for two hours as a precautionary measure.
Nagamuthu of Ambedkar Nagar in T. Kallipatti village committed suicide on Friday after he was reportedly harassed by four persons.
Hundreds of villagers and cadres of VCK staged a road roko in the village on Tuesday demanding the arrest of persons responsible for his suicide.
The police filed a case and arrested a person in this connection. Another person surrendered before a Madurai court.