Viral Video: Heroics of an elderly couple to chase away armed robbers in TN
A video shows an elderly couple, 70-year-old Shanmugavel and his 65-year-old wife Senthamarai, from Tamil Nadu fighting and chasing away two masked burglars went viral. This elderly couple successfully chased two robbers away without any panic even the intruders were armed with sickles.
70-year-old Shanmugavel, a resident of Kalyanipuram in Kadaiyam, is sitting at a table at the entrance of his house when a masked intruder is seen slowly sneaking up behind him. Hearing Shanmugavel's cries, Senthamarai comes out and attacks the burglars with slippers. Once, Shanmugavel got rid of the robber’s clutches, over the next 45 seconds, the elderly couple shows tremendous bravery.
The intruders then pull out sickles, ready to strike the couple. But before they could even gather themselves, Shanmugavel and his wife throw furniture at them – chairs, stools and everything they can find in their vicinity. As one robber backs away, the second continues to raise the sickle and threateningly approach the couple. But the couple relentlessly kept defending giving no chance for him to strike at them which eventually led the robber to grab some wheels on his feet.
The couple is very amused at the praise that the video of their brave act is getting. While the local police have filed an FIR, the accused are yet to be identified and arrested.