Man booked for placing meat at temples in Tamil Nadu, arrested
COIMBATORE: A middle-aged man who allegedly placed raw meat at two temples in Tamil Nadu, has been identified and arrested.
The incident had angered residents and it caused tension. However, on the basis of CCTV footage, police managed to find the man who had parked the motorcycle, then placed meat, and left.
The man--S Hari Ramprakash, 48, has been booked for causing tension and taken into custody. He placed pieces of meat at Vengugopala Krishnaswamy temple and Sri Ragavendraswamy temple.
During investigation it was found that Ramprakash, who hails from Kavundampalayam in Coimbatore, had purchased 1 kg pork from a shop. Then he went to two different temples, placed meat and came back, riding the bike. The motorcycle was also seen in the footage.
A civil engineer, he was unemployed, lately. Police said that he was booked under sections 153 A for promoting enmity among different sections of society and 295 A for malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings. The Big Bazaar police registered the case. Also, he has been booked under the Goonda Act. [June 1, 2020 NewsBits.in]