Ganesh Immersion went off peacefully
Nagercoil, September 16, 2013: The immersion of as many as 2,000 Vinayaka idols in more than 10 places in the district passed off peacefully on Sunday.
Idols were immersed at Nagercoil, Sanguthurai beach, Suchindrum, Pallikondan dam, Thuckalay, Vettumadai, Pammam, Kuzuthurai, Tamirabharani, Midalam, Thirparappu, etc. under tight security. More than 1,200 police personnel from other districts were pressed into service to prevent any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, one person died and two more persons sustained injuries after they fell off vehicles that were carrying idols for immersion.
According to police sources, Rajesh (21) of Vattavilai fell from the vehicle at Erulappapuram on the way to Sanguthurai beach. A critically injured Rajesh was rushed to the hospital but he died on the way.
Similarly, two more persons fell from the vehicles at Ozhuginaserry and were admitted to hospital.
Office-bearers of Thiruvarut Peravai accorded a warm reception to the Vinayaka idols in front of the Karpaga Vinayakar Temple at Parvathipuram by offering puja materials as part of ensuring communal harmony.
Coordinator of the Peravai, Maria Vincent, secretary Natarajan and joint secretaries Arul Kannan and Sahul Hameed and others attended the function.
Source: The Hindu, September 16, 2013