Vijay visits Thoothukudi victims

Vijay visits Thoothukudi victims

Actor Vijay paid a visit to Thoothukudi, where 13 people protesting against Sterlite Copper unit were killed in police firing recently, and met victims.

“Some of the family members of the victims broke down after seeing Vijay. He shared their grief and consoled them,” sources said.

Already, actors including superstar Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan visited Thoothukudi, it may be recalled. Meanwhile on Tuesday, the Madras High Court allowed the autopsy of the remaining six bodies of victims of police firing here during the anti-Sterlite protests.

While Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday said in the Assembly that the Thoothukudi police are arresting only those persons who indulged in arson and violence on May 22.

After visiting the victims of the Thoothukudi police firing in hospital in Thoothukudi on Wednesday last, Rajinikanth said Tamil Nadu will turn into a graveyard if there are continuous protests.

He said that anti-social elements indulged in arson and violence in Thoothukudi during protests against the Sterlite factory that led to the death of 13 people in police firing.

Looking visibly annoyed and angry as a couple of reporters heckled him at his media interaction at Chennai airport, asking him to substantiate his allegation about the anti-socials’ infiltration, Rajinikanth said it was “absolutely true that “problem started only after the police came under attack from such anti-social elements”.