Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, Apr 4 UNI | 4 months ago

Unidentified people set ablaze a pandal erected near a temple at Thattanthoppu Village near Keezhakkarai in this southern district, triggering a tense situation.

Police said the authorities of 'Sri Bala Murugan Temple'
erected a mega 'pandal' in front of the temple for performing yagna in connection with commencement of 'Panguni Uthiram Festival. The pandal was set on fire in the wee hours that destroyed pooja articles valued at Rs 50,000.

On a complaint from the Panchayat President, Keezhakkarai police have registered a case and are investigating. Police men were deployed in the village to prevent any untoward incidents.

(Posted on 04-04-2014)