Two held for trying to set themselves afire
Salem: Two DMK functionaries have been arrested for trying to set themselves ablaze protesting detention of former Minister under the Goondas Act, as eight government buses were stoned, police said.
DMK District Secretary Jayapoopathy and another worker were arrested when they doused themselves with kerosene at the bus-stand in Edapadi taluk last night.
Police said eight state government owned transport corporation buses were stoned after news about the detention of the Salem strongman came in.
Arumugam, arrested earlier this month in a land grabbing case and lodged in the Vellore jail, was detained under the stringent Goondas Act yesterday.