CRPF jawan arrested for vandalising Periyar statue, says he was drunk

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CRPF jawan arrested for vandalising Periyar statue, says he was drunk

The statue of Periyar was found with its head cut off in Pudukottai yesterday. The police and revenue officials rushed to the spot on hearing about the incident.

A CRPF jawan has been arrested for vandalising a Periyar statue in Pudukottai yesterday. Senthil Kumar, the CRPF personnel claims that he was drunk.

The statue of Periyar was found with its head cut off in Pudukottai yesterday. The police and revenue officials rushed to the spot on hearing about the incident.

The authorities carried out repair work and restored the statue to its original state by 8 AM.

Large number of police personnel were also deployed in the area to avoid any tension and a case was registered.

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth condemned the incident but denied any connection of the BJP.

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