Kanakadurga and Bindu, the two women below the age of 50 who entered the Sabarimala, continue to receive threats to their lives, more than a month after they entered the temple on January 2. The Perinthalmanna police on Sunday had begun a probe after the administrator of a shelter home, where Kanakadurga is currently residing, received an anonymous threat letter.
According to a report by the Times of India (ToI), the letter, which was received on Friday, states that the sentencing of the two women - Bindu and Kanakadurga, who entered the Sabarimala temple - will take place after the elections. And per a report by the New Indian Express, Perinthalmanna CI TS Binu said the police had received clues about the people behind the letter.
Bindu and Kanakadurga, both in their forties entered the Sabarimala temple during the wee hours of January 2, following which violent protests had erupted across the state of Kerala.
Following her entry into the temple, Kanakadurga had to face the isolation from her family especially from her husband and her mother-in-law. Taking this into consideration as well as the threats she used to receive, she was forced to take shelter at Perinthalmanna after her house was locked and her family members shifted to another building.
A civil supplies employee, Kanakadurga was also attacked by her mother-in-law upon her return home after offering prayers at the Sabarimala temple. Her mother-in-law refused to let her inside the house. Nevertheless, she walked inside, which led to a verbal scuffle between the two. The mother-in-law then beat her with a wooden plank on her head. The police, who were in the vicinity to ensure Kanakadurga's safety, immediately rushed her to the hospital.
The Supreme Court of India on January 18 had ruled that Bindu and Kanakadurga should receive 24x7 police protection. The Court also ruled that the state government should be responsible for providing security to the two women.