TN govt announces Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia for TASMAC employee killed in Sivaganga
A 46-year-old TASMAC employee who suffered burn injuries recently when a man hurled an explosive substance at the liquor store has died. The Tamil Nadu government has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for his family.
Arjunan, who had been undergoing treatment for burns after a man hurled a petrol-filled bottle at a state-run liquor outlet of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) at Pallathur in Sivaganga district on March 3, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday night.
On Wednesday, Chief Minister M K Stalin said he was anguished after coming to know of Arjunan's demise on Tuesday night and expressed his condolences to his family.
In a statement in Chennai, he announced that a compensation of Rs 10 lakh would be given to the family of the deceased from the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund (CMPRF), and that a government job would be offered to one family member on compassionate grounds.
One person has been arrested in connection with the incident, he added.
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