Tamil Nadu News Violence erupts in Tamil Nadu after the death of a girl, all private schools in the state have closed today

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Violence erupted in Tamil Nadu after the girl’s death

Highlights

  • Angry people vandalized after death
  • 52 policemen were injured
  • CM MK Stalin calls for peace

Tamil Nadu News: After the death of a student near Kallakurichi in Tamil Nadu, angry people on Sunday set fire to several vehicles and threw stones, demanding the arrest of the culprits. They also looted the girl’s school. Police fired into the air to control the violent mob and the curfew was imposed. After the arrival of police forces from the surrounding area, the situation began to normalize. The president of the Tamil Nadu Private Schools Association, KR Nandakumar, said all nursery schools, enrollments and private CBSE schools in the state will remain closed tomorrow in protest of the attack on the Kanyamoor enrollment school Shakti and Kallakurichi.

Research delivered to the CB-CID

Police Director General C Shailendra Babu said the investigation into the girl’s death has been moved to the CB-CID. About 70 people involved in the violence and two men and a woman who held senior positions in the school management have been arrested. He also said school officials have been arrested in connection with the girl’s death. Answering a question, he dismissed the question of the failure of the intelligence system. 52 police officers, including officers such as DIG (Villupuram) M Pandian, have been injured in the violence. Babu said police acted in moderation and handled the situation carefully. He said the situation has been managed in such a way that no one was killed.

K. Palaniswami told CM Stalin responsible

Prime Minister MK Stalin called on the people to keep the peace and assured that the culprits would be punished. AIADMK leader and former chief minister K. Palaniswami has accused the police, state government and district administration of being negligent and failing to take timely action. “Chief Minister Stalin is fully responsible for this,” Palaniswami said, adding that if the government had acted immediately against the school, the situation would not have gotten out of hand. The BJP called the DMK rule incompetent. Interior Secretary K Phanindra Reddy and Police Director General Shailendra Babu arrived here from Chennai and inspected the girl’s school. A case has been reported for violence, property damage, illegal meeting and assault on police officers, he said. Babu said the instigators of the violence have been identified from the video footage and more people related to it will soon be captured as well. He said the vandalism incident at the school would be investigated separately and all aspects would be investigated, including the role of a suspicious organization in gathering people through social media.

Protesters vandalized the school as they entered

Police said protesters entered an “international” school in Chinnasalem, breaking police barricades and setting fire to buses parked on the premises. He said some people also set fire to a police bus. He said some people climbed onto the roof and damaged the school board. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Police in the surrounding districts have begun concentrating here to control the situation. Police said a group of protesters entered the school and looted the school facilities. Some of them took away school furniture and cabinets, broke them and set them on fire, he said. Protesters also threw stones at police. The Director General of Police, C. Shailendra Babu, called on the people to keep the peace and warned the perpetrators of the violence. He told Chennai reporters that strict measures would be taken against those involved in the violence.

The girl’s body was found at the hostel premises on 13 July

Significantly, a 17-year-old student studying at a private school in Chinnasalem, 15 km from here, was found dead on July 13 at the hostel facilities. The girl lived in a room on the third floor of the hostel and is believed to have committed suicide by jumping from the top floor. The postmortem report revealed that the girl had marks of wounds on her body before she died. Police have launched an investigation into a case. After the death of the student, his relatives, relatives and the people of his village Perivanasalur continuously protest to demand justice. He demanded an investigation by the Sub-Directorate of Crime-Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID) into the matter and the arrest of the culprits.

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