Trichy pregnant woman death: Chief Minister announces Rs 7 lakh solatium, orders probe

He noted that the police inspector Kamaraj had been arrested and lodged in jail. The official had also been placed under suspension.

Published: 09th March 2018 03:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2018 03:59 AM   |  A+A-

Police secured the spot and cleared the blockade protest venue near the BHEL in thuvakudi. (EPS | MK Ashok Kumar)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Announcing a relief of Rs seven lakh for the bereaved family of Usha who died after being allegedly  kicked by a police inspector in Tiruchy on Wednesday night, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday promised that appropriate action would be taken against the erring policeman based on the outcome of a judicial inquiry into the incident.

Expressing shock over the death of the young woman, he said, “By taking into account the family  situation, I have ordered payment of Rs 7 lakh to Usha’s family from the Chief Minister’s public relief fund.”

He noted that the police inspector Kamaraj had been arrested and lodged in jail. The official had also been placed under suspension.

“Moreover, a judicial inquiry has been ordered. Appropriate action will be initiated based on the outcome of the probe,” Palaniswami said.  He expressed his deepest condolences and sympathy to the bereaved family whom he said died after sustaining injuries when traffic police inspector Kamaraj tried to stop the bike she was riding pillion with her husband Raja.

Cops will be sensitised to be polite: Collector

As the protest lingered, police forces were deployed on the GH premises and also at several places in the city. Riot control and Vajra vehicles were also on call. Speaking to Express, Collector K Rajamani said, the district administration would soon conduct a programme for the entire police force and sensitise them to behaving politely with public.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp