Sterlite Protest Day 2 UPDATES: Thoothukudi Superintendent of Police and Collector transferred, Tami Nadu orders suspension of internet

With the death toll now at 12, a vacation bench of the Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to preserve the bodies of the victims, until further orders.

Published: 23rd May 2018 02:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2018 02:12 AM   |  A+A-

Police attacking the protesters in Thoothukudi (Photo | Karthik Alagu)

By Online Desk

The coastal town of Thoothukudi remained on the boil Wednesday as police opened fire against protesters for the second consecutive day killing one Kalliappan (22), injuring others and taking the death toll to 12.

As protesters continued to clash with police personnel, whose strength had reportedly been doubled, the State government, Wednesday evening, transferred both Superintendent of Police and the Collector of Thoothukudi district.

IN PICTURES | Sterlite Protest intensifies as mob, police clash in Thoothukudi for the second day

Earlier today, the Madurai bench of Madras High Court stayed the construction of a new copper smelter by Sterlite industries in Thoothukudi.

The Sterlite Protest demanding the closure of the controversial Thoothukudi copper smelting plant entered its 101st day today.

The situation in the district remains tense.

Here are the latest updates:


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