Tamil Nadu Chennai News September 23, 24 Highlights: A Cuddalore court Friday awarded capital punishment to one person and life sentences to 12 others in the 2003 honour killing incident in the district, according to a PTI report.
Kannagi and her husband Murugesan, an inter-caste couple from Kuppanatham near Vriddhachalam, were allegedly killed by the woman’s family by setting them on fire in front of villagers. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was probing the case following a Madras High Court order.
Kannagi’s brother Maruthupandi was given the death sentence and others including her father were given life terms by the Cuddalore District Principal court. A police inspector who was then sub-inspector and the retired DSP who served as an inspector then were also awarded life sentences for mishandling the case.
Tamil Nadu Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian said the government plans to hold the third mega vaccination camp on September 26 through 20,000 camps and appealed to members of the public to make use of it by extending their support to the government’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.