Mother-in-law attacked Kanaka Durga, who entered Sabarimala shrine

One of the two women, who created history by entering the Sabarimala temple defying dire threats from Lord Ayyappa devotees earlier this month, was today admitted to hospital after being allegedly attacked by her mother-in-law.

According to reports, Kanakadurga (44) had returned home this morning after spending two weeks in hiding because of threats by activists. While police personnel were deployed outside, the incident took place inside the residence.

According to police, she was beaten up by her mother-in-law. Police said she was taken to Government District Hospital at Perinthalmanna after she suffered minor injuries on her head.

Kanaka Durga, who belongs to an orthodox Nair family, had drawn ire from relatives and family members after entering Sabarimala. She returned home after her leave came to an end.

Earlier, her husband had filed a missing report his family had disowned her after she entered the hill shrine on January 2. Kanakadurga, along with 42-year-old Bindu entered the temple at 3:38 am on January 2.

As the news spread like wildfire from the hill shrine, protests erupted at several places, with Hindu right-wing activists blocking highways and forcing closure of shops and markets.

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