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Anti-Sterlite violence: Tuticorin senior cop, collector transferred

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 23, 2018, 9:23 pm IST
Updated May 23, 2018, 9:31 pm IST
After fresh violence broke out on Wednesday, another man died taking the death toll to 12.
Security personnel opened fire at protesters in Anna Nagar on Wednesday. (Photo: File)
 Security personnel opened fire at protesters in Anna Nagar on Wednesday. (Photo: File)

Tuticorin: A day after 11 anti-Sterlite protestors lost their lives in police action, Thiru P Mahendran, Superintendent of Police, Thoothukudi and N Venkatesh, Collector were transferred on Wednesday evening. 

After fresh violence broke out on Wednesday, another man died taking the death toll to 12. 

 

Enraged over Tuesday's killings, protesters took to streets and showered stones and brickbats at police, prompting security personnel to open fire at Anna Nagar, they said. 

Also read: Anti-Sterlite stir: Another man killed in police firing, toll mounts to 12

According to an NDTV report, two police jeeps were also set on fire and actor-politician Kamal Haasan was heckled when he went to a hospital to visit those who were injured in Tuesday's police violence. 

Locals have been agitating for over 100 days now demanding the closure of the Vedanta group copper plant over pollution concerns.

 

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Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin




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