suspected persons have been taken into custody by Jaffna Police
for vandalizing a Mahathma Gandhi statue stood at the Community
Hall on Ashirvathappan Veethy at Ariyalai Sunday (29) morning.
The incident that damaged the statue has taken place Saturday
(28) night after a clash between two groups who gathered at the
is usually crowded with youths who play volleyball and other sports
and games and also idling people with malpractices such as drinking
On the particular
night around 11.00 p.m., an argument among a few drunken people
had developed into fisticuffs where two of them identified as
Sivasubramanium Sivananthan and Kandaiya Thevaneethan living close
to the scene tried to pull the stick in the hand of the Gandhi
statue to attack their opponents. The attempt resulted in the
fall of the statue causing damages to it.
by the Police could arrest the two culprits on information of
two eyewitnesses. Further investigations are continuing.