On Friday, petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque and three nearby houses by unidentified people in Podanur in Coimbatore. No one was injured in the incident.
Petrol bombs were hurled at the Hithulah Sudin Sunath Jamath mosque at around 1am on Friday, and one of the houses on which the petrol bombs were hurled included the mosque administrator’s house Sadiq Ali.
Sadiq Ali told reporters that this incident had come in the wake of the September 23, 2016, incident in which petrol bombs were hurled at two other mosques in Coimbatore city. “Today, some people hurled petrol bombs at this mosque. They also threw petrol bombs on three nearby houses. The police should find the real culprits and also provide protection to the mosques,” he said.
On September 23, 2016, petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque in Kempatty colony and another one on Shanmugam Road, allegedly by Hindu Munnani members. However, the police claimed that such instances did not occur. Parts of Coimbatore city were tense and violence occurred after the fatal attack on Hindu Munnani spokesperson C Sasikumar on September 21.
On Thursday, C Sasikumar’s wife, Yamuna attempted suicide by eating cow dung powder and was rushed to a private hospital in Thudaliyur.