In a major security breach, a knife weilding man entered the Kerala House in Delhi.
The man had hid the knife under a bundle of papers, it was said.
The man, well into his forties, forced his way into the Kerala House but was stopped midway by alert guards.
It need be mentioned that the accused man’s shirt’s front pocket had the national flag.
He reportedly wanted to meet Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who was at the state bhawan.
Police identified the man as Vimal Raj, who is a resident of Kerala’s Karippuzha.
The security personnel initially heard him but when he threatened to commit suicide and kept repeating himself, they pinned him to the ground.
It is also quite possible that the man may have been mentally unstable.
However, Congress leader from Kerala, Shashi Tharoor tweeted that he inquired about safety of Chief Minister who was in the building at the time.
‘Just spoke to @vijayanpinarayi to express my concern over the attempted assault on him in Delhi. The politics of violence must end in India. I call on @PMOIndia to send a strong message to all that in our democracy there is no place for knives, guns or mob-lynchers. @CMOKerala’, is what he tweeted.>