Madurai, May 15: Chappals were hurled towards a vehicle from which actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan was addressing an election meeting in the Tirupparankundram Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday evening, police said.

One person has been detained, the police said, adding that the chappals missed the target and fell on the crowd.

Haasan, founder of new political outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), kicked up a controversy this week with his comment that free India's first extremist was a Hindu, a reference to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse.

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Mangaluru: In another case of suspected Dengue, a 19-year old student died on Friday taking the toll of Dengue in Dakshina Kannada District to 11.

The deceased has been identified as Madhushri, a student of private college in Mangaluru.

Madhushri was admitted to a private hospital in the city due to suspected Dengue fever and was discharged just three days back.

She was again rushed to hospital on Thursday late night when she complained of chest pain. However, she passed away on Thursday after not responding to the treatment.

Health officials have denied Dengue to be the cause of her death and added that she was cured of Dengue while being discharged from the hospital.

The officials further added that she had developed lungs infection which caused her death.