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Elderly couple who fought armed robbers recommended for Bravery Awards

Chennai: The elderly couple, who valiantly fought off two machete-wielding robbers and chased them away from their house at Kalyanipuram village have been recommended by the District Administration for Tamil Nadu government’s award for bravery and courage.

The exemplary courage of couple was captured on CCTV cameras at their house happened late on Sunday.

The video went viral and earned lot of appreciation across the country.

Two masked robbers wielding machetes entered the house of Shanmugavel (72) and one of them attempted to strangle him when he was sitting in front of his house.

Shanmugavel’s wife Senthaamarai rushed out of house on hearing the noise and on seeing the robbers strangling her husband with a towel, hurled footwear, buckets and plastic chairs.

Shanmugavel freed himself and fought the robbers with plastic chair. The couple resisted bravely the robbers forcing them to flee from the house.

Superintendent of Police P.Arun Sakthi Kumar visited the couple and praised them for their courage.

Meanwhile, it was learnt that District Collector Shilpa Prabhakar Satish recommended the names of the couple to Tamil Nadu government for bravery and courage awards.

A senior revenue official took the couple to Chennai this afternoon by Air to meet Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary.

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