Shops and hotels downed their shutters in Pollachi on Tuesday in protest against the sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case that hit the Tamil Nadu town.
“It is an apolitical protest demanding punishment to all the culprits. Almost all the shops have downed their shutters as people of the town are shocked at the sordid episode. There may be one or two shops open here and there,” K. Mahalingam, Taluk Secretary of the CPM told IANS from Pollachi.
He said permission for a rally slated for Tuesday was denied.