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Veerappan: Last rites performed near Mettur

October 20, 2004 09:23 IST
Last Updated: October 20, 2004 11:03 IST

The body of forest brigand Veerappan, who was killed in a gun battle with a Special Task Force of the Tamil Nadu police on Monday night, was buried early on Wednesday morning amidst tight security at Moolakadu near Mettur.

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Veerappan's wife Muthulakshmi, his daughter Vijayarani Yuvarani and his brother's wife Muniapppa were present at the burial ground.

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A large crowd watched as the dreaded sandalwood smuggler was laid to rest at 0635 IST.

Muthulakshmi criticised Salem SP Pon Manickavel for not handing over her husband's body in time for it to be taken to Veerappan's native place, Gobinatham in Kollegal taluk in Karnataka.

Veerappan's body was brought here on Tuesday night from the Dharmapuri government hospital in an ambulance. His wife and relatives accompanied the body.


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Sub: Bad for Many and good for some

He is finally dead. And many are relieved on this and especially the govt since the politicians can rob more. Well, no one will definitely ...

Posted by Prakash

Sub: veerappan:last rites performed

How was veerappan found when he was not found in so much years.At what time he died &who were the personals who were engaged in ...

Posted by vishal vaid

Sub: Last rights???

It is last 'rites' and not 'rights'. Surely, rediff has an editorial team??

Posted by KK

Sub: headline wrong?

Hi, Should it not be "rites" instead of "rights"? unless we are talking about his humanrights? Correct me if I am wrong. Regards Preethi ...

Posted by Preethi

Sub: It is about rites not rights

A frontline internet channel like you should always check these editorial flaws like last rights instead of last rites. This does not stem well as ...

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