Miscreants throw meat in front of temples in TN, spark tension

Tension prevailed in Sullivan Street in Coimbatore on Friday after a man placed meat in front of Venugopala Krishnaswamy Temple and Sri Ragavendra Temple in the area.

More than 100 Hindu Munnani members gathered in front of Venugopala Krishnaswamy Temple, demanding action against the miscreant.

Pieces of raw meat, which was presumed to be pork, were found strewn near two temples here by miscreants on Friday, triggering tension in the area.

Residents and devotees noticed the meat in front of Venugopal Swamy and Sri Raghavendra temples situated on Sullivan street here and alerted the police, who rushed to the spot.

Police said an unidentified man placed a carry bag containing meat in front of the Sri Ragavendra Swamy Temple around 10.30am. He placed another carry bag containing meat in front of the main door of Venugopala Krishnaswamy Temple.

Deputy commissioner of police (law and order) L Balaji Saravanan and other police officials visited the spot. Condemning the incident, Tamil Nadu BJP General Secretary, Vanathi Srinivasan sought immediate action against the culprits.

She tweeted: “It is reported that the persons came in a two-wheeler and threw “pork steak” inside the shrine of Venugopal Swamy & Raghavendra Swamy of Coimbatore..@cbedtpolice take immediate action.”