AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa demanded
the state government on Friday to order an inquiry into the suspicious
death of Murugan, who was working as an assistant quality control
inspector of Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC), in Thoothukudi
and also provide financial assistance to Murugan’s family members.
Jayalalithaa said that Murugan’s wife had petitioned the district
collector seeking an inquiry into her husband’s death as he had
exposed ration items smuggling racket in August this year.
The petition also says that there was no problem between Murugan
and his wife. Murugan had feared threat to his life from the former
zonal manager of TNCSC against whom he had complained to his higher
authorities and police in connection with smuggling of ration items.
Attempts were being made to cover up the murder said Murugan’s wife
and demanded an inquiry in to her husband’s death.
Ms. Jayalalithaa recalled that Murugan, who went to work as usual
on September 7, did not return home and his wife was informed that
her husband had been admitted to the government general hospital
in Thoothukudi for consuming poison.
“Murugan’s wife noticed bleeding injuries on Murugan’s shoulder
and complained to the district superintendent of police on September
9. But two days later he died,” she said.