Malappuram: Kanakadurga, one of the two women activists who covertly entered Sabarimala temple on January 2, was allegedly beaten up by her in-laws when she returned home on January 15. Kanakadurga allegedly met the ire of her mother-in-law first upon her return.

Reportedly, the police present for security around her house took her to Perinthalmanna taluk hospital.

Kanakadurga has not filed any complaint against her in-laws.

Earlier it was reported that Bindu and Kanakadurga, the two women of menstruating age, who visited Sabarimala on January 2, were unable to return to their homes as their feat set off a series of strong protests by Ayyappa devotees and Hindutva groups.

Bindu from Kozhikode and Kanakadurga from Malappuram entered the Sabarimala shrine with the help of police officials. The chief priest of the Sabarimala temple had closed the doors of the shrine to perform purification rites after it was confirmed that Bindu and Kanakadurga gained access into the temple through the rear entrance and had Ayyappa darshan.

Devaswom board president, A Padma Kumar, came to the fore and criticised Thantri Rajeevaru for closing the temple and performing purification rituals. Board president has asked the thantri to provide an explanation within 15 days. 

Meanwhile, Pinarayi Vijayan was accused of being a hypocrite by devotees as he took the help of police to ensure three women enter the Sabarimala shrine stealthily while getting those women arrested for entering the Vavar mosque. 

Ayyappa devotees and Hindu groups alleged that Vijayan's government started to receive severe backlash following his evil decisions with respect to the Sabarimala temple.

Bindu and Kanakadurga went into hiding for two weeks after they received threats. The melee and the violence simmered in the state and Kanakadurga returned home.

Reports state that she was hit on the head, but her condition is stable.