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Murdered ex-DMK minister laid to rest

May 22, 2003 15:36 IST

Former Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam minister T Kiruttinan, who was found murdered near his house on Tuesday, was buried at his farm house in his native village in Sivaganga district on Thursday.

His son, Tholkappian, performed the last rites in the presence of senior party leaders, including general secretary K Anbazhagan and treasurer Arcot Veerasamy.

Barring a minor incident when some supporters of the dead leader booed DMK's youth wing leader M K Stalin, the funeral procession passed off peacefully.

Union ministersS Tirunavukkarasar and M Kannappan, Congress leader S Balakrishnan, member of Parliament from Sivaganga, Sudarsana Natchiappan and former DMK ministerI Periyasamy attended the funeral.

A statement released by Stalinsaid that at a time when DMK men were in deep sorrow following Kiruttinan's murder, an attempt was was being made by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to splitthe party.

The Madurai police on Wednesday morning had arrested M K Azhagiri, son of DMK president M Karunanidhi, in connection with the murder.

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Sub: Let Mr.T Kiruttinan soul rest in peace

I pray God to give rest to Mr T Kiruttinan soul. The calprites has to be punished without any reservation. Anbazhagan




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