Saturday, March 5, 2016
Solatium for six farmers killed in police firing
he Collector, V. Rajaraman, on Thursday distributed Rs. 5 five lakh each to the kin of six farmers who were killed in police firing between 1970 and 1980 in Virudhunagar district. The victims – Meesalur Srinivasn, Vagaikulam Ramu Thevar, Vagaikulam Lakshmana Thevar, Vagaikulam Vel Thevar, Melakallakkaari Periyandi Thevar and Vetrilai Oorani Alwarsamy Naicker – died in police firing in farmers’ agitations during the period in the district. A cheque for Rs. five lakh was given away to their kin on the basis of an order issued by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, according to an official release.