COIMBATORE Police on November 15 arrested a 19-year-old suspect in connection with the recent assault on a senior RSS functionary in Mettupalayam that triggered a series of isolated violent protests for more than 24 hours in the region. The police claimed that they were grilling the accused for further details to ascertain the motive behind the assault.
The arrested youth is Syyed Abu Tahir of Mettupalayam. He originally hails from Mettupalayam and is a resident of Lajjamal Layout street. He was arrested a few weeks ago for sending ‘harsh’ SMSes to some local BJP leaders in Mettupalayam. He was released on bail in connection with the incident. More arrests are expected in the incident as Shri S Anand, Zila Karyavah of RSS, was attacked by two people on a motorcycle on November 6 when he was returning home in Mettupalayam. The assault on S Anand triggered a round of violent incidents in Mettupalayam. (FOC)