Sathankulam custodial torture victim daughter gets TN govt job

  • | Monday | 27th July, 2020

The appointment comes days after the government provided a solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the family.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday gave away an appointment order to the daughter of Jeyaraj who had died following alleged police torture at Sathankulam in southern Tamil Nadu recently.

The order, appointing her as a junior assistant in the revenue department on compassionate grounds was given by Palaniswami to Percys, the eldest daughter of Jayaraj at the Secretariat, an official release said.

Speaking to reporters, Percys said the Chief Minister expressed grief over the death of her father and younger brother Bennicks and assured her family of justice. "A CBI probe is on and it is our belief that the judiciary will do justice and the government will stand by us in getting justice," she said and appealed for an expeditious probe.

The appointment comes days after the government provided a solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the family.



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