The Periyar statue after being cleaned
COIMBATORE: Tension gripped Sundarapuram area in Coimbatore after some unidentified people desecrated the statue of late social activist Periyar E V Ramasamy in the early hours of Friday.
Police said unidentified people poured saffron paint on the statue of Periyar.
Information spread among Periyarists, and more than 20 people gathered at the spot. They demanded action against the people who disrespected the statue.
Deputy commissioner of police (law & order) G Stalin visited the spot and assured them that appropriate action would be taken against the miscreants.
Commissioner of police Sumit Sharan said the Podanur police would register a case. “Our cops are collecting CCTV footages from nearby commercial establishments. We will arrest the people who desecrated the statue,” he said.