Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced jobs on compassionate grounds to
one member each of the families of the six persons killed in
the police firing in Paramakudi on September 11.
She also announced an additional compensation of Rs 4 lakh
to the next of kin of those killed. The government had earlier
given Rs 1 lakh to them.
Likewise, those injured in the incident will also get an
additional relief of Rs 15,000 apart from the Rs 15,000 they
received earlier, an official release said.
The order came after the Chief Minister accepted the report
of the one-member committee headed by retired Justice K
Sampath to probe into the incident.
On September 11, police resorted to firing in self defence
when violence broke out after news spread that Dalit leader
John Pandian had been detained at Tuticorin en route to
Paramakudi in Ramanathapuram district to pay homage on the
death anniversary of Dalit leader Imanuel Sekar.
In order to maintain law and order, Pandian had been
barred from entering Ramanathapuram.