Crude bombs hurled near place of worship in Coimbatore

Four crude bombs were allegedly hurled near a place of worship and some houses at Podanur area here early today, leading to tension, police said.

PTI| Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

Coimbatore: Four crude bombs were allegedly hurled near a place of worship and some houses at Podanur area here early today, leading to tension, police said.

Police quoted people as saying they woke up to a loud noise and found the remains of what looked like petrol filled bottles connected with wicks.

On receiving information, police rushed to the spot and found empty liquor bottles and wicks of two more such bombs at the residences of two persons, about 20 metres away from the place of worship.
 

A large number of police personnel have been deployed in the area as a precautionary measure following the incident, they said.

An uneasy calm already prevails in and around the city, following the September 22 murder of a Hindu Munnani Functionary, C Sasikumar, which triggered violence during his funeral procession the next day.