Coimbatore: A petrol bomb was hurled at Bharatiya Janata Party office in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore on Wednesday.No casualty has been reported in the incident so far. Watch: The vandalised Periyar statue that brought forth the petrol bomb attack As per initial reports, no arrest has been made yet as the assailants who threw the bomb are still unknown.
The attack comes after a statue of rationalist leader E V Ramasamy, popularly known as 'Periyar, was vandalised in Vellore. Two persons were on Tuesday arrested for vandalising the bust-size statue of Ramasasmy in an inebriated state. The incident comes against the backdrop of a row over comments made by BJP leader H Raja indicating that statues of 'Periyar' could be the next to be pulled down after a Lenin statue was razed in Tripura. A row erupted in Tamil Nadu over H Raja's remarks indicating that statues of 'Periyar' could be the next to be pulled down.