Kin of Kumbakonam fire Victims Yet to Get Relief

Families of 94 students, who were burnt alive during the Kumbakonam school fire tragedy in July 2004, are yet to get compenssation, a decade afte the incident,

Published: 17th June 2014 07:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2014 07:15 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Families of 94 students, who were burnt alive during the Kumbakonam school fire tragedy in July 2004, are yet to get compenssation, a decade afte the incident,

Though the Madras High Court on October 19, 2012, appoined a one-man commission headed by former high court judge P Shanmugham for determining the compensation payable to families of deceased as well as injured students, the government was yet to act upon it, a contempt petition filed by K Inbaraj, who lost his two sons in the fire accident stated.

The contempt petition has been filed against the State Chief Secretary and State School Education Secretary in the Madras High Court before a bench comprising Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice M Sathyanarayanan.

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