Tirunelveli | An elderly couple are seen bravely fighting off robbers who tried to choke the man, with plastic furniture in the house. The incident took place around 8 PM on Sunday.
70-year-old Shanmugavel and his wife 65-year-old Senthamarai, were enjoying their daily routine when two robbers come in and try to choke the man.
The wife rushes to his rescue, and grabs slippers kept at the door and starts throwing them one by one at the intruder who was trying to strangle her husband.
Shanmugavel and his wife throw furniture at them – chairs, stools and everything they can find in their vicinity. The couple relentlessly fight the robbers and chase them away.
“We live in a farmhouse at the edge of the village and it is located very close to the forest. It is a five-acre land and we have been here for 40 years. We were acutely aware of the fact that we were susceptible to attacks from robbers because our house was isolated from the rest of the village,” Shanmugavel tells TheNewsMinute.
“When I was getting strangled, I immediately began to make loud noises to get my wife’s attention. I knew it didn’t have to make sense. It just had to bring her to the entrance,” he says.