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Independent team puts toll of Tuticorin violence at 15

Calling the police firing in Tuticorin on May 22 and 23 a case of “unjustified and unwanted” murder, the final report of the 23-member people’s inquest stated that it was a fallout of the total breakdown of civilian authority.

“Police repression is continuing even today. The Tuticorin police continue the terror regime and people are not allowed to participate in programmes on the police firing,” said retired high court judge D Hariparanthaman after releasing the 260-page report, “The Day Tuticorin Burned,” at a function in Loyola College here on Sunday.

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