Vedanta Mess: One more killed in TN police firing, Toll reaches 10

People protesting against British owned Vedanta run Sterlite Smelter Plan (Image Source: Time Dot Com)

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23, 2018 (TMC Desk) One person was killed and four others were injured on Wednesday when police fired at protesters opposed to the Sterlite Copper smelter plant here in Tamil Nadu, police said.

The firing took place at Anna Nagar where a group of people were assembled. The dead person was identified as Kaliappan, 22.

Since morning, the police had asked the public to remain indoors to avoid any untoward incident.

The injured in Wednesday’s police action have been taken to the Government Hospital, officials said.

Police also fired tear gas at the crowd assembled outside the Government Hospital where the bodies of the 10 who died in Tuesday’s firing were kept.

The crowds were shouting slogans against the Sterlite plant and against the police. As they refused to disperse, police fired tear gas.

Sterlite Plant belongs to a British company Vedanta Resources. Nine people, including a girl, died on Tuesday in police firing after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with thousands of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the District Collectorate demanding closure of the Vedanta Group-run company.

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