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By S Vikram | Jul 26, 2019 12:24 PM

On July 23 (Tuesday) a group of college students belonging to Pachayiappas College involved in nuisance and threatening activities with huge sickles. They were seen lashing out at each other with sickles, brandishing machetes and terrifying passengers near Arumbakkam, Chennai. The incident was caught on CCTV camera and became viral.

Pachaiyappas Route thalas asked to pledge in theri and schoo

While the police were on the lookout for the perpetrators and the reason behind the atrocious act, it was revealed that the incident happened due to the difference of opinion over the “Route Thala” (Route Leader) title. It is a title that has been passed over generations to college students. The police investigation led to the discovery of over ‘90 Route Thalais’ in Chennai alone as reported by Puthiya Thalaimurai.

The Route Thalais were gathered in front of the police and they were asked to take a pledge to refrain from any sorts of misconducts in the future. Further, the students who labelled themselves as Route Thalais also pledged to face stringent punishments according to the law if they continue to do such acts in the future.

The students from 177-year-old historically rich Pachayiappas College were taught lessons on the lines of one of the scenes in popular Tamil film “Theri” and a typical 90s kids school punishment where they would be asked to take pledge upon involving in any misconduct.