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Centre in tough with TN govt over assault on Buddhist monk

New Delhi, Mar 18, 2013 (PTI): 22:37 IST
The Centre is in touch with Tamil Nadu government over an attack on a Buddhist monk at Chennai central station and the attackers have been identified.

"With reference to an incident of an attack on Venerable Udhathalawinne Wangeesa Thero, a Buddhist monk, at the Chennai Central Station earlier today, the Government of India is touch with Tamil Nadu government .

"The attackers have been identified and authorities are taking action to apprehend the culprits," official sources said.

According to reports, the monk was assaulted when he went to the central railway station and the police then rescued him. Earlier there had been reports of an attack on a Sri Lankan monk at Thanjavur, nearly 350km from Chennai.

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