The Tamil Nadu government has asked Army authorities to hand over the person, who allegedly killed a 13-year-old boy who strayed inside its premises in Chennai, to the state police. Terming the attack against the minor boy as "unpardonable", Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said the Army should handover the person responsible to the police so that he can be dealt with in accordance with the law.
"It is quite clear that some from within the Army enclave shot at the boy. Our chief secretary has written to the general officer commanding requesting that the person responsible for the unpardonable act be handed over to state police," she said.
Jayalalithaa was speaking to reporters at the airport on her arrival in New Delhi for a meeting with the Planning Commission for plan finalisation for the state.
Dilshan, residing in the Indira Gandhi Nagar locality adjacent to the army quarters in the Island Grounds locality, fell victim to a mysterious bullet, triggering protests from the locals. The boy's family has alleged he was shot by an army personnel.
On reports that optic fibre cables have been laid illegally from the house of Dayanidhi Maran to Sun TV office in Chennai, she said she has seen such reports in the media. "Today I am busy with the Planning Commission meeting. As soon as I return to Chennai I will get this matter thoroughly examined and take necessary action," she said.