June 7, 2018
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Coimbatore: Close on the heels of a gang of robbers attacking a police official on duty in Palani, a constable on duty in Coimbatore, M Karthikeyan, was attacked by a gang on Wednesday.
The attack was by a gang of five drunk persons when Karthikeyan was on duty at a temple function in the city. The gang of C Manohar, 23, V Siva Kumar, 26, M Dhanush Kumar, 28, C Gubendra Kumar, 28, and M Surya Prakash, 21, all residents of Selvapuram, was arrested and sent to Coimbatore Central Jail.
As the gang was disturbing a procession as part of the festivities, the temple authorities approached the police for protection. Karthikeyan was assigned duty and when he confronted the gang, its members started arguing, leading to a scuffle.
The cop was beaten up and his uniform torn.Locals informed the police station, and a team was rushed to the spot, leading to the arrest of the offenders against whom several cases were filed.