A month after the two women, Kanakadurga and Bindu, who created history by becoming the first to worship at Sabarimala after the September 28 verdict of the Supreme Court lifting the entry bar on women in the menstruating age, are facing death threat.
The two were said to have received a letter saying they would be harmed for entering the shrine, according to police in Malappuram. The two had earlier moved the Supreme Court seeking protection since they faced threat from Hindu organisations claiming they had defiled te sanctity of the temple by breaking tradition by worshiping at the shrine on January 2..
Kanakadurga (44) was beaten up by her mother-in-law when she returned home after the pilgrimage. She was in hospital for some time at Perinthalmanna in the district and was now staying separately under full police protection. The two were under CCTV surveillance.
An employee of the civil supplies department, Kanakadurga has moved the court seeking right to stay in her husband's house, despite the fact that her Sabarimala visit has enraged her relatives there. Bindu, a college lecturer, had accompanied Kanakadurga.
Police said they were probing the death threat issue and the two were being provided security as per the apex court orders.