Coimbatore: Tension prevailed in Coimbatore and Tirupur districts of Tamil Nadu on Friday morning after a Hindu Munnani spokesperson was hacked to death by a four-member gang at Subramaniyampalayam on Thursday night.
Following Sasikuamar's death, the Hindu Munnani called for a total bandh. Most shops remained shut in Coimbatore on Friday. Heavy police presence was seen across Coimbatore as miscreants damaged buses and public properties.
A few Hindu Munnani activists blamed members of other religions for Sasikumar's death which caused a lot of panic on the ground. Police have initiated an investigation and are hoping to identify and nab the perpetrator soon.
Hindu Munnani leaders alleged an intelligence failure and blamed the state for not anticipating the situation. They claimed Hindu leaders were being repeatedly targeted.
Miscreants threw petrol bombs at mosques causing panic following which police protection has been provided to all places of worship.