Thiruvananthapuram: The city police have arrested a 40-year-old woman on the charges of trespassing into the sanctum sanctorum of Thaliyal Arasumoodu Sree Madan Thampuran temple in Karamana police station limits on Friday morning.
According to the police, Gayathri Devi, a resident of Karamana, entered the sanctum sanctorum of the temple around 6.30 a.m. when the chief priest, Radhakrishnan, 47, was performing the pujas. She asked the chief priest to stop the pujas and to leave the place. She also claimed that it was her temple. The efforts of the chief priest and other temple staff to persuade her did not succeed. Finally, the chief priest had to leave the sanctum sanctorum as demanded by Gayathri Devi. The incident led to some tense moments with the worshippers objecting to her demand.
The chief priest rushed to the Karamana police station and filed a complaint stating that Gayathri Devi had entered the sanctum sanctorum, resulting in the disruption of pujas and rituals in the temple. On the basis of the complaint lodged by the chief priest, a police team led by Sub-Inspector K. Saseendran Nair reached the temple and arrested Gayathri Devi with the help of women constables around 8 a.m.
She was produced before the Judicial First Class Magistrate.