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Farmer kills self in protest against green corridor project

According to sources, the victim was identified as Sekar and a resident of Gandhi Nagar at Melvanakkampadi in Chengam taluk of Tiruvannamalai district.

Published: 30th July 2018 02:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2018 02:41 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

TIRUVANNAMALAI: A farmer killed himself by consuming poison as he was reportedly distressed over his three acres of farmland, including his house, facing acquisition for construction of the eight-lane green corridor project, near Chengam in the district on Sunday evening.

According to sources, the victim was identified as Sekar. He was a resident of Gandhi Nagar at Melvanakkampadi in Chengam taluk of Tiruvannamalai district.Marking of survey stones in agriculture lands have been taking place for the proposed Chennai-Salem eight-lane road project despite protests from aggrieved farmers in the district. While a few farmers have attempted self-immolation by dousing themselves in kerosene in protest against the project recently at Nachipattu village in Chengam, the incident on Sunday however took the life of a farmer.

Claims one life

According to sources, the victim was identified as Sekar. Marking of survey stones in agriculture lands have been taking place for the proposed Chennai-Salem eight-lane road project despite protests from aggrieved farmers

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