The Tamil Nadu CM said the arrested CRPF jawan, identified as Senthil Kumar, was posted in Chhattisgarh and had come to his native Viduthi village on leave. He was held after examination of the CCTV footage from the area.
This comes a day after the statue of late Dravidian leader 'Periyar' was found vandalised in Pudukottai district. The police suspects the attack on the house could be a retaliatory action to the vandalism.
Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.