TAMIL NADU

Two persons arrested

The Coimbatore District Rural Police have booked four persons under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities (POA) Act, 1989.

According to the police, Murugan (40), who belongs to a Scheduled Caste community, was allegedly abused by Nagamani, Vinoth Kumar (23), A. Palanisamy (50) and P. Ponnusamy (24), on Tuesday at a tea shop.

The Annur Police invoked Sections 294 (b) (uttering obscene words, in public places) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code read with Section 3 (1)(X) of the SC/ST Act against them.

Vinoth Kumar and Ponnusamy were arrested.

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