While cleaning the premises of Gangalamman Temple in Manamathi, Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu, they came across a mysterious substance, which exploded, killing one and injuring four others. This comes in the wake of intelligence inputs on the issue of infiltration of suspected LeT terrorists into the state.
Kanchipuram: A group of people decided to clean the premises, especially the pond in the Gangaiamman Temple of Manamathi, Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu.
A mysterious substance that they came across exploded. One died and four others are injured. 22-year-old Surya succumbed to injuries. Jayaram (28), Dileepan (25), Yuvaraj (25) and Thirumal (22) were severely injured. They have been admitted in Chengalpattu Government Hospital.
This comes in the wake of intelligence inputs on the issue of infiltration of suspected LeT terrorists into Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore continued to be under tight security for the third day on Sunday (August 25) too, with places of worship especially churches being brought under increased vigil.Also read:
According to Coimbatore Police, three people were taken into custody on Saturday (August 24) on suspicion of being in touch with a man detained in Kerala for alleged links with suspects who were released after questioning.
The trio was let off on the condition that they should appear before the police whenever required, they said.
Tight security measures including intensified vehicle and baggage checks continued across the state, where a high alert has been sounded since Friday (August 23) following information that terrorists have entered the state.
Cops in Kanchipuram have recovered samples from the area and are yet to confirm if it was an IED.
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Last Updated Aug 26, 2019, 12:50 AM IST