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Kallakurichi hooch tragedy: Nationwide Fee for Scheduled Castes conducts inquiry at Karunapuram


Director of the Nationwide Fee for Scheduled Castes S. Ravivarman performed an enquiry with members of the family of the deceased in Karunapuram in Kallakurichi city on Saturday, June 22, 2024
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Director of the Nationwide Fee for Scheduled Castes S. Ravivarman, on Saturday, June 22, 2024, performed an enquiry into the hooch tragedy at Karunapuram in Kallakurichi city, which has claimed 54 lives up to now.

The victims, together with 48 males and 6 girls died after consuming spurious liquor in Karunapuram on June 18. Most of those that succumbed between Tuesday and Saturday had been from Karunapuram.

Mr. Ravivarman visited these admitted on the Authorities Kallakurichi Medical Faculty Hospital and inquired with the sufferers in regards to the incident. He additionally visited Karunapuram, the epicentre of the tragedy and performed enquiries with members of the family of the victims.

Talking to reporters, Mr. Ravivarman mentioned the situation of six individuals admitted at Authorities Kallakurichi Medical Faculty vital. The remaining had been steady, and high quality remedy was being given to them. He mentioned that no case had been booked below the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act into the hooch tragedy up to now.

Although the incident could not come below the purview of the SC/ST Act, proof with regard to the position of officers in allowing the continual sale of illicit arrack within the locality has come to mild, he mentioned. Many of the affected households had been Dalits, and the Fee would prevail upon the authorities to invoke the provisions of the SC/ST Act, he mentioned.

Although the Tamil Nadu authorities has taken immediate motion, officers who had been discovered to be complicit must also be booked, Mr. Ravivarman mentioned. He mentioned the Village Administrative Officer, Income Inspector and police officers all knew in regards to the sale of spurious liquor within the locality.

The bootlegger had had a thriving enterprise for the previous 10 years in keeping with native residents and the methanol was provided by one other individual. Motion ought to be taken in opposition to the involved officers below the SC/ST Act, he mentioned including that the Fee would submit its report back to the Fee’s chairman and the Centre in two days.

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