Kerala Published 21 Apr 2018
An artist from Kerala, Durga Malathi, has filed a complaint with the police after her residence was allegedly pelted with stones for her paintings on the Kathua rape case, media reports have said.
Malathi’s paintings, which she shared on her Facebook account, depicted her outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir. The report adds that the stone-pelting incident happened after she shared her paintings.
Deccan Herald reports that miscreants threw stones at Malathi’s house on Thursday evening. The window panes of the artist’s house and a jeep parked in the compound were damaged after the attack.
Malathi, who is an artist and a teacher residing in Palakkad district, shared the paintings with religious symbols and male genitalia, which garnered attention for its “offensive nature.” In the post, Malathi expressed concern over people who “think, pray and talk politics” with their “genitals taking control of the nation.”
“We have registered a case and identified some of the assailants,” a senior police officer from Palakkad district said .