VELLORE: An inflammable substance was reportedly hurled at the house of a functionary of the Hindu Munnani (HM) at Sathuvachari during the early hours of Sunday. The incident created a flutter in the vicinity.The members of the outfit staged a protest near Vellore collectorate condemning the attack on zonal president of the organisation K Magesh’s house at Brahmanar Street in Sathuvachari.They demanded immediate arrest of the people involved in the act. The functionaries attached to the organisation have also announced protest in Ambur and Tiruvannamalai Towns regarding the incident.K Magesh, in his police complaint, stated that at 3.30am, he and his wife heard a sound.
After some time, the smell of petrol emanated, he said.”Sensing something wrong, I came out of the house and found kerosene splashed on his two-wheeler and the entrance. There were also wick and pieces of broken liquor bottle found scattered between the front gate and the main door of the house,” he said.A plastic bag of a garment showroom from Ambur was also found in the ditch, he added.Magesh alerted his personal security officer who was sleeping in a nearby house.
He immediately alerted the local police station and the control room, said Magesh.At 5.30am, they also noticed three plastic covers that were thrown at the tile roof of the house, said Magesh who was provided with a PSO since 2013 following series of murders of the functionaries of the Hindu outfit and BJP party.Sources in the police department said that the preliminary inquiry revealed that no outsider was involved in the incident.