Tuticorin: The state government, whose police fired at the protesters in Tuticorin killing 13 people one year ago, seems to believe that parameters of justice is providing Rs20 lakh compensation and a bottom rung government job to the victims’ kin. While no single government official has been held accountable so far, the government’s disinterest in providing rehabilitation to the devastated families is appalling, say activists.
According to a report by NGO People’s Watch, not even a single family of the deceased or those severely injured were provided with post trauma counseling by the government, though it was announced by the district collector. District collector Sandeep Nanduri did not respond to the messages. His office informed TOI that the collector was busy with election duty.