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A year on, Thoothukudi families await justice

A year since the gunning down of 13 persons by the police during the anti-Sterlite agitation in Thoothukudi, justice eludes the families of the victims. The probes — both by the CBI and a commission headed by retired judge Aruna Jagadeesan — into the riot and subsequent police gunfire that also left hundreds injured, have not attained finality.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which launched an independent inquiry, had closed its report.

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