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SHRC orders Rs 2L compensation for law student
The State Human Rights Commission on Monday directed the Tamil Nadu government to pay a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to a law student who was allegedly stripped and assaulted by three police personnel at a police station in Virudhunagar district in 2012.
Observing that the police personnel violated human rights, SHRC judge D Jayachandran slapped the fine of Rs 2 lakh on the police personnel and directed the government to recover it from SSI A Anburaj and police constables Rajasekhar and Prabu.
The SSI was asked to pay Rs 1 lakh, and the two constables 50,000 thousand each for allegedly assaulting the law student and petitioner P Manokaran when he went to A Mukkulam police station with his maternal uncle in connection with a civil dispute on January 2, 2012. The student asked police not to interfere in the civil dispute between his uncles. The police constables and the SSI, got irked by the advice, allegedly stripped and assaulted him. They stopped beating him following orders from top police officials. The petitioner said he was acquitted by a Judicial Magistrate court as the cops registered a FIR alleging that he interfered in their work.