TN: CB-CID takes over probe into boy`s death
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Last Updated: Monday, July 04, 2011, 20:15
Chennai: As mystery continued to shroud the death of a 13 year-old boy due to gunshot wounds on army premises here, the Tamil Nadu Government on Monday handed over the probe to CB-CID while the Army stuck to its position that there was no armed guard in the entire area.

The CB-CID launched the probe into the death of Dilshan who was allegedly shot by a jawan while he trespassed into the army residential area to pluck almonds triggering protest by locals who demanded action against the guilty.

After visiting the spot with top police officials and senior army officers, ADGP R Sekar told reporters that the CB-CID had taken over the probe.

Army, in a brief statement, maintained that "there was no armed guard located at the compound at any time."

It said it would extend all cooperation to local police in the joint investigation to "identify the culprit and bring the individual responsible to justice".

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had yesterday condemned the incident and said that the Chief Secretary had written to the Army's General Officer Commanding, requesting that the culprit be handed over to state police.

Political leaders, including MDMK founder Vaiko and PMK leader Dr S Ramadoss, also condemned the incident and demanded appropriate action.


First Published: Monday, July 04, 2011, 20:15

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