Stone-pelting:

victim succumbs

A man from Kerala, who was injured in a stone pelting incident at a village near R. S. Mangalam in Ramanathapuram district on October 30 during Thevar jayanthi celebration, succumbed at a private hospital here on Tuesday. The victim, K. Abu Bakker from Malappuram district in Kerala, was going to Erwadi dargah on a pilgrimage with his family members. Abu Bakker was rushed to the hospital with head injury.

Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) members have condemned the incident and demanded Rs. 5 lakh as compensation for the family of the deceased from the Tamil Nadu government.