Ramanathapuram (TN), Mar 29 (PTI) Five persons attacked a BJP functionary near here, injuring him seriously, police said today. Also Read - LJP's Chirag Paswan Promises to Stand With PM Modi And His Beliefs Until Last Breath

R Veerabahu (48), an autorickshaw driver, was returning home last night when two persons got into the vehicle. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Migrants Walked Kms Without Food & Water, Did PM Help You Then, Asks Rahul | Highlights

When it stopped, three more persons got into the autorickshaw and hacked him with a sickle. Also Read - BJP’s ‘Free Vaccine’ Promise For Bihar in Its Poll Manifesto Draws Opposition Fire | All You Need to Know

However, he managed to escape.

He is undergoing treatment in hospital, police said.

Veerabahu is a district executive committee member of the BJP.

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