NHRC recommends Rs 3 lakh relief to victim in TN police firing

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New Delhi, Oct 3 (UNI) The National Human Rights Commission has asked the Tamil nadu Government to pay a compensation of three lakh rupees, instead of one lakh, to the next of kin of Murugesan, who died in police firing on August 6, 2002.

While appreciating the State government's decision to give Rs one lakh compensation and to recover the amount from the erring police officials, the Commission felt that this amount is inadequate.

Twenty two-year-old, Murugesan, who was alleged to have stolen articles including a pistol, was remanded in police custody on August 6, 2002.

During the course of the interrogation in the alleged cross firing, he sustained bullet injuries, leading to his death. The Magisterial Inquiry found the police version incredible. Taking into consideration the conclusion of Magisterial Inquiry, the Commission found that there was a flagrant violation of human right in the matter.

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