This Article is From Aug 14, 2019

Watch: Elderly Couple Fights Machetes With Plastic Chairs, Wins Internet

65-year-old Senthamarai's first instinct was to pick up a pair of slippers and throw them on the intruders who attacked her husband.

Investigators said the couple lived alone in their farmhouse in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli


  • Incident took place in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli on Sunday
  • Masked, machete-wielding men tried to choke 70-year-old man
  • Couple fought robbers who entered farmhouse, wife threw slippers

An elderly couple in Tamil Nadu put up a brave fight against two armed robbers who entered the porch of their home last Sunday. A video showing the couple fighting the robbers with everything they could lay their hands on is viral and has won them the internet's praise.

CCTV visuals show Shanmugavel, 70, sitting in the porch of his farmhouse in Tirunelveli district in southern Tamil Nadu on Sunday night when a masked man holding a machete lurks behind him and puts a piece of cloth around his neck from to choke him. Caught off guard, he screams and tried to free himself as he kicks a second machete-wielding man.

Seconds later, his wife can be seen rushing out of the house.

65-year-old Senthamarai's first instinct is to pick up a pair of slippers and throw them on the intruders. She later throws chairs and a stool as her husband too takes on them after kicking one of the men.

The woman was injured on her right arm. The gangsters managed to snatch her gold chain that weighed 33 gram, the police said.

Investigators said the couple lived alone and the incident took place around 9 pm on Sunday. Though the police have registered a case, no arrests have been made yet.

Just a few weeks ago, Uma Maheswari, a former mayor of Tirunelveli and two others, including her husband, were killed in the same district. A property dispute was suspected to be a possible motive behind the triple murder, the police said.