4 people including WhatsApp group admins arrested for inciting Kallakurichi school violence

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Updated: Saturday, July 30, 2022, 18:10 [IST]

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4 people have been arrested, including the person who pelted stones at the WhatsApp group admins and the police for inciting riots in the Kallakurichi school issue.

What is the background?

A girl student from Periyanesalur village in Cuddalore district was studying 12th standard in a private school at Kanyamoor near Chinna Salem in Kallakurichi district.

On the morning of the 13th, the parents were informed that the girl had died. The school management informed the mother of the student that her daughter had committed suicide by falling down from the school floor. The student, who was studying in the school since the sixth standard, was admitted to the school hostel only on July 1, her mother told the media.

It was in this condition that on July 13, around 5 am, his body was found in the school premises.

The protest on July 17, demanding justice, turned violent. In this violence, school buses, buildings were set on fire and police vehicles were also set on fire. Subsequently, Director General of Tamil Nadu Police, Tamil Nadu Home Secretary and School Education Minister conducted the inspection in person.

The DGP said that action will be taken against those responsible for the riots and further arrests will be made. Subsequently, a new Superintendent of Police was appointed for Kallakurichi and the investigation continued.

In this situation, four people have been arrested, including the admins of the WhatsApp groups allegedly responsible for the riots.

Tamil Nadu DGP Sailendra Babu and Home Secretary Panindra Reddy visited the school campus where the violence took place and asked the officials for details.

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Tamil Nadu DGP Sailendra Babu and Home Secretary Panindra Reddy visited the school campus where the violence took place and asked the officials for details.

So far 322 people have been arrested

So far 322 people have been arrested and jailed for the Kallakurichi school riots, setting a police vehicle on fire, vandalizing the school premises, assaulting the police and managing a WhatsApp group to incite riots.

Subsequently, the Special Investigation Unit police are arresting the protesters involved in the riots with the help of video evidence and CCTV footage. In this situation, three WhatsApp group admins including Vijay from Chepakkam area of ​​Cuddalore district, Duraipandi from Dhruvur village in Kallakurichi district and Ayyanar from Kachakkudi village have created WhatsApp groups and added members to them to post riotous comments. The Special Investigation Unit police arrested four people including Parameswaran from the village.

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They were produced before the Second Criminal Magistrate, Kallakurichi. Subsequently, Judge Muhammad Ali ordered these four people to be remanded in judicial custody for 15 days. The Special Investigation Unit police have so far arrested 16 people, including the WhatsApp group admins, who recorded comments through video evidence and CCTV footage and WhatsApp groups that they were involved in the Kanyamoor school riots of Kallakurichi. While 306 people, including 20 minors, have already been arrested for rioting on behalf of the police, a total of 322 people have been arrested and jailed on behalf of the Special Investigation Unit and the police for their involvement in the Kanyamoor riots.

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