Tamil Nadu

Gang attacks two pilgrims on padayatra



An unidentified gang attacked two Madurai-based pilgrims on padayatra to Palani at Kannivadi near here on Tuesday.

The injured – P. Vijay (20) and M. Vairamuthu (23) of Jaihindpuram in Madurai – were admitted to a private hospital in Dindigul for treatment.

Police said that six persons, who came on two motorcycles, attacked the pilgrims with lethal weapons in front of a bakery and fled the scene.

The two injured were part of a five-member group going to Palani from Madurai for Thai Pusam festival.

Sempatti police have registered a case in this regard and are investigating.

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Printable version | Jan 26, 2020 10:23:25 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/gang-attacks-two-pilgrims-on-padayatra-dindigul/article22450615.ece

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