Kins of deceased demand closure of sterlite plant

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu) [India], May 31 (ANI): The relatives of three out of the seven victims, who died during the anti-Sterlite protest, refused to accept the bodies. The relatives demanded for a shut down of the Sterlite plant legally, and also a memorial for the victims. The post-mortem of the victims was conducted again on the order of the Madras High Court. Agitations against Sterlite industries have been going on for months now, with people demanding a ban on it due to the various environmental threats it posed. The protests took a violent turn on May 22 when police opened fire on the protesters, which resulted in the death of 13 people and injuring 102. (ANI)
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