Periyar statue ‘damaged in rain’, DMK man booked for rumours

Hours after DMK activists and residents complained of Periyar statue being vandalised in Minjut, Tiruvallur police registered a case against a DMK town secretary for allegedly spreading rumours. Police believe that that the statue was damaged in the recent rains.
Damaged Periyar bust
Damaged Periyar bust

Chennai

Police said Mohanraj, town secretary of the DMK, submitted a petition alleging that the Periyar statue on the bus stand premises was vandalised. “Subsequently, he also circulated messages on social media platforms about the same,” claimed a police officer.
Further stating that the statue was damaged due to the rains, police claimed that all statues in the district are always under their watch ever since former Chief Minister MG Ramachandran’s statue was desecrated in Puducherry.
“Hence there is no chance of anyone damaging it,” claimed the officer adding that Mohanraj has been booked for spreading rumours.

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