Following the protest by Hindu Munnani functionaries last month, they have threatened to protest again in Coimbatore after the suicide of one of its members due to alleged police harassment.
The state president of Hindu Munnani, C Kadeswara Subramaniam claimed that N Anand Kumar, (31), the Kurichi town secretary of the party had died on Saturday after he set himself on fire on October 3, 2016.
Subramaniam told The Times of India, â€śHe was scared that he would not get the job if police arrest him for the violence that followed Sasikumar's murder.â€ť
He added that the police have repeatedly arrested people from his party and they were foisting cases against them. He said that police are not telling the number of people they have arrested for indulging in violence after Sasikumarâ€™s murder. He urged police to stop charging cases against innocent people.
On September 23, Hindu Munnani functionaries protested against the murder of the party spokesperson C Sasikumar in Coimbatore. The city witnessed a bandh as violence erupted. Religious places and buses were attacked by the functionaries.