Jayalalithaa Announces Rs. 5 lakh Relief for Custodial Death - The New Indian Express

Jayalalithaa Announces Rs. 5 lakh Relief for Custodial Death

Published: 13th May 2014 07:59 AM

Last Updated: 13th May 2014 10:40 AM

Expressing grief over the death of R Jayavelu of Goundanur in Krishnagiri district on May 7 while he was under police custody, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday granted a financial assistance of Rs.5 lakh to the family of the deceased.

She said the Inspector attached to the Villupuram Railway Police station and four constables have been suspended in this connection and that further action would be taken based on the outcome of the ongoing inquiries. 

Jayavelu was a seller of books and newspapers on the platforms of Villupuram railway station.  He was taken into custody by the police for enquiries following a complaint of a passenger alleging that Jayavelu had stolen some of his belongings.

Later, when Jayavelu complained of chest pain, he was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

The Chief Minister also granted a solatium of Rs.3 lakh each to the families of two women who were killed when an uprooted banyan tree fell on them at Nelliyalam village in Nilgiris district on May 8. The incident took place when the women were working at Tamil Nadu Tea Plantation Corporation premises.

The Chief Minister conveyed her deepest condolences to the families of the two victims Janaki and Maheswari. The Chief Minister also granted Rs.25,000 to Seethalakshmi, who suffered grievous i njuries.

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