Granddad of deceased Pachalur schoolgirl falls at RDO’s feet for justice

People in Pachalur near Thandikudi, Kodaikanal taluk of Dindigul district, most of them relatives and kin of S Prithika (9), who’s charred body was found near the school, did not send their wards to the panchayat union primary school at Kookal on Tuesday.
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The victim’s charred body was found near the school compound at Pachalur on December 17 and the police have not yet determined the reason as to why and how it happened.
Meanwhile, Natrayan, grandfather of the victim, fell at the feet of Kodaikanal RDO S Murugesan at Kookal, where a meeting was convened to convince the locals to send their children to school, seeking justice for Prithika. Only six students attended the primary school in Kookal on Tuesday.
The RDO said it was needless to restrict students from attending school at Kookal village while the incident was reported at Pachalur.
Moreover, talks were convened with bus operators, who struck work seeking the arrest of the accused in the case and later they were pacified to resume services, the RDO said.
While Thandikudi police were yet to achieve a breakthrough in the case, the victim’s relatives on Monday decided not to send their children to school in Kookal citing unsafe conditions. They also sought a CB-CID probe into the case and arrest the culprits behind such a serious crime, sources said.

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