Former national security adviser MK Narayanan was attacked by a suspected pro-Tamil activist with slippers at a function in Chennai on Wednesday.
According to eyewitnesses, the person shouted slogans and hurled slippers that hit Narayanan, former governor of West Bengal, on his shoulder and head at a meeting on the future of Sri Lankan refugees in India, organized by the Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy.
The man, later identified as Prabhakaran from Pudukottai, came from behind and threw the slippers. A pro-Tamil group was holding protest outside the venue.
He was shouting “Narayanan is responsible for the plight of Lankan Tamils” and “resolutions on Lanka (moved by Amma) had been ignored by the Centre”.
Narayanan did not suffer any injuries and laughed off the incident, sources said. Police detained Prabhakaran and took him for interrogation.