Kudankulam protests: One killed in police firing

September 10th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) One person was killed in police firing when a crowd of anti-Kudankulam protestors attacked a police checkpost in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district Monday, police said. Three police officials were injured in the attack,

“A mob of around 400 people protesting against the baton charging of fishermen protesting against the nuclear power plant in Kudankulam attacked a check post at Manapaddu village,” a police official told IANS from Tuticorin district.

There were four police personnel at the check post, including one women constable.

“Three of the police officials, including the policewomen, were injured and the one remaining policemen opened fire in self-defence, resulting in one death,” said the police official, who did no want to be named.

The incident happened at around 4.45 p.m. he said.

Meanwhile, an around 500-strong mob was holding a protest at the Tuticorin railway station, thereby delaying the departure of two trains.

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has announced compensation of Rs.5 lakh to the kin of the dead protestor.

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