Elderly couple fights off two robbers, thrashes them with chairs, slippers


Daijiworld Media Network - Kadayam (SHP)

Kadayam (TN), Aug 13: Two masked intruders with an intent to commit robbery at the home of an elderly couple, ended up running for their lives after the seniors thrashed them with plastic chairs. The incident took place in Kalyanipuram, Kadayam in Tamil Nadu. The victims Shanmugavel (70) and his wife, Senthamarai (65) showed extreme bravery, which was captured in a minute-long CCTV footage.

The footage shows a long tussle between the intruders and the couple. It begins with one of the robbers sneaking up on Shanmugavel and trying to choke using what looks like a piece of cloth. After which, Shanmugavel screams to draw his wife’s attention outside. Once Senthamarai sees her husband in trouble she begins flinging slippers placed on the floor, at the intruders. The accused who are armed with sickles use it to threaten the couple who are relentlessly thrashing them. However, the threat of sickle does not seem to hold the couple back as they continue to drive the intruders off their property.

The incident took place late evening 9 pm on Sunday, August 11. When asked regarding about this grave incident, the couple stated that they have been staying in a farmhouse which is in close proximity to a forest. Given that they stay in an isolated area they were well aware of the dangers they would face. The elderly couple have been staying in the same house since over 40 years now.

The video of the attack has gone viral and the couple is being praised for their bravery. Although both the husband and wife have stated that they find the praise rather amusing. When asked about her bravery displayed during attack, Senthamarai said, "I have always been bold, right from a young age, I knew we had to fight back and when we did, the intruders actually got scared. One of them hurt my hand with the sickle and in that gap, managed to steal my gold thaali, which was four sovereigns. But my husband is unhurt and I am happy we chased the intruders away.”

The local police have filed an FIR and the investigation is underway. But, the police are yet to identify and apprehend the accused.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    Good that they had a cctv in house.it is really helpful for any uninvited guests ,and their deeds.One never know what can happen to you.here the couple has showed unlimited courage to weapond criminalists.somehow they had no chance against these energy filled couple.Bravo.It is not always adviceable to do so in case robbers too have sometimes guns mostly.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    The couple is brave. The lady is great. They are also lucky. If the robbers had the intention of killing the couple they would have managed to do so. What they wanted was may be gold and wealth and not live of the elderly couple. The robbers better change the way of life and begin an exemplary life rather than waste life in jail.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    These Chindi Chores must be ametour. Definitely they din't anticipate the power of self defense .
    If not caught soon they would be more dangerous and tactful in their next venture.

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  • Flora Dsouza, kalmady/Jerimeri-Mumbai

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Hats off to this couple... Boldly they handled the situation without any fear. Government should award them and encourage others..

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  • Michael, Mangalore/US

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    We are talking about a retired life in a peaceful place full of nature and it is a pity that elderly couple at these places are not safe. They are lucky that they managed to save themselves an attack that takes place at 9 pm.

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  • J.F D Souza, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Really brave couple. Even wife has also shown her courage by fighting with her husband. Other womens would have fled or remained inside the house. Govt has to give bravery award for their courage and boldness. Kudos to the couple.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Congratulations to you young minded elderly couple... God bless you and protect you and keep you safe in the years ahead... Here I want to recall the situation of Deeksha... So many people were recording the scene some holding Long sticks and stones and yet no one had bravery to stop a single person... Our young blood ???? Still Deeksha is suffering because of the presence of mind of recording the scenes for a long time!!!!

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  • Nash, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Bravo

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Ek duje ke liye...

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    I totally hold responsibility of COURT and POLICE as they providing BAIL like vacation and encourage them continue with their NOBLE PROFESSION ! My Lord My lord the BRITISH LORD and all ADMINISTRATION SLAVE OF STONE AGED SCRAP LAW !

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Really brave ! I salute those who fight for the life and chased that MAROONS SHAMELESS IDIOTS ! Police and COURT every time giving the life line for those repeated offenders on BAIL even though they proved guilty or caught red handed ! This is our system teach them how to escape from the clutches of LAW and our unemployed lawyers love to support them ! This is called DEMOCRAZY?

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  • Vinod, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Bravest elders I have ever seen. Hats off to them.

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  • abdul, udupi

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    very sorry state of affairs of the whole country. People are so frustrated after 2014 that they do not even spare elderly couple.

    Hope chaiwala works towards strengthening the economy and providing employment rather than indulging in cancellation of articles and building of mandirs and statues.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    We have problems of terrorism even before 1990 .... Islamic extremists started terrorising Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley since Spetember, 1989 .... They chased all the Pandits out of the state within few years .... Many killed and women brutally raped, it is there in the government records ....
    But not a single Kashmiri Pandit turned antagonist and become a terrorist ....

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  • Parambeer, Banneraghatta

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Nutrition only in idli-sambhar..dosa and not in meat products. Elephant still considered a mighty animal.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    And the killers was counsuming vegiterian, Alchlol, Drugs, citrate, even the machate handle was made in vegiterian tree, No veg lion attack only he is hungery not like vegetarian elephant eating 24 hrs .

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  • Parambeer, Banneraghatta

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Tamilnadu is hot spot of terrorists. As long as regional parties around these anti-nationals are active and will engage in there activities successfully. We now bjp rule in tamil nadu to tackle such people and to give protection to one and all especially elderly people. Strict law and order should be there as in U.P. Most of terrorists already left U
    P and some are undergrounded.

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Looks like you had an overdose of Gomutra and that's why you are ranting. The terrorists have left and occupied positions of power in this country. Kill a few you are a terrorist, Kill a thousands you are the PM of the country. Jai Hind.

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  • Parambeer, Banneraghatta

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    People who targeted advaniji khafila is belonged to tamil nadu. In Sri lanka bomb blast some people involved are from tamil nadu.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Sad part is, India - Pakistan stopped Bus & Rail service ..... Those gloomy souls found stuck here ....

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