Kochi, Nov 26 A lecturer, at Kannur University in Kerala and one among the six women who was accompanying social activist Trupti Desai to Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala was attacked with chili powder in the premises of Police Commissioner’s office here on Tuesday.
The lecturer Bindu Ammini and Trupti Desai had reached the Commissioner’s office to seek police protection for their visit to Ayyappa temple.
A group of right wing activists entered into an argument with Ammini and sprinkled chili powder on her face. She was rushed to a hospital.
Trupti Desai said “I will leave Kerala only after offering prayers at the Lord Ayyappa shrine”. The Pune-based activist had made an unsuccessful attempt to enter the temple in November last year. Ammini reached the temple on January 2, 2019 under the cover of police protection. This is her second attempt.
The Supreme Court had ruled on September 28, 2018 that women of all age groups can enter the hill shrine.