Amma Announces Rs. 1 Crore Compensation To A Constable

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday announced a solatium of Rs.1 crore to the family of a policeman who lost his life while nabbing chain snatchers.

Jayalalithaa said a police team comprising a Sub-Inspector and Head Constables Munusamy and Dhanapal tried to nab suspected members of a chain snatching gang in Krishnagiri district on June 15.

But the suspects stabbed Munusamy who died in a hospital, she told the state assembly. She said though a solatium of Rs.500,000 was ordered to be paid to Munusamy’s family under the existing rules, it was felt that the amount was not sufficient.

Jayalalithaa said she has ordered a sum of Rs. 1 crore to be paid to the family of Munusamy. She said the state government will take care of the educational expenses of Munusamy’s daughter Rakshna.

Jayalalithaa said a new government order will be issued increasing the compensation to be paid to police personnel who die or get injured on duty.

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