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Bank of Ceylon attacked in Chennai

DC | 08th Feb 2013
A pro-Tamil group protests against the Sri Lankan President's visit to Tirupati temple in front of TTD office in T Nagar on Thursday. —DC
A pro-Tamil group protests against the Sri Lankan President's visit to Tirupati temple in front of TTD office in T Nagar on Thursday. —DC

Chennai: Protest against the arrival of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa by me­mbers of Periyar Drav­ida Kazhagam and Nam Tamiz­har Katchi turned violent on Thursday when they att­acked the Ceylon Bank in Egmore, leaving two emplo­yees of the bank injured.

The injured employees were identified as Maria Rajesh, 26, from Kodung­aiyur and Janakan, 21, a Sri Lankan Tamil residing in K.K. Nagar.

The incident took place at around 2 pm on Thursday when around a dozen people arrived at the bank situated on Casa Major Road. “They pushed down a policemen standing in front of the bank and pelted stones. They also tried to enter and two employees suffered injuries,” the pol­ice disclosed.

“We have identified the attackers from the video footage taken during the violence. We are hopeful of securing them by the nig­ht,” said a senior police official.

Protests by different grou­ps were on in other parts of the city on Thur­sday. “There was a prot­est by a group of lawyers at the HC while a group of law students protested at the Chennai Central Station.

There were also protests in front of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam information centre in T Nagar.

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Idiots. Shame on India. When are you going to act as responsible group of human beings?
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Aiyo, Andawane... What a bloody set of Jokers......

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