Police constable killed in country bomb attack in TN; CM announces Rs 50 lakhs ex gratia

South India

A police constable died on Tuesday after a history-sheeter, whom he had gone to arrest in Murappanadu village of Thoothukudi district, hurled a country-made bomb at the police team.


The history-sheeter also died in the explosion.

As per the report,  Constable Subramanian died on the spot and the history-sheeter Durai Muthu succumbed to injuries while being shifted to the Tirunelveli Government Hospital.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami condoled the policeman's death and announced a relief of Rs 50 lakh to the deceased policeman's family.

He also announced that one member of his family will be provided government job.

“Two murder cases among others were pending against the history-sheeter and the special team reached the area following information”, a senior official said. 

“Of the two bombs that were hurled at the police team, the second one exploded, fatally injuring the constable in the head”, he added.

A similar incident took place in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur recently where a group of assailants allegedly opened fire on a police team, which had gone to arrest gangster named Vikas Dubey. 

Eight police personnel were killed in the encounter. Few days later, Dubey was also killed in an encounter. 

With inputs from Agency

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