Periyapandi’s family has requested the State to investigate his death and bring out the truth behind it.

Want to know truth behind my husbands death says wife of TN cop killed in Rajasthan
news Crime Monday, December 18, 2017 - 15:58

A day after it came to light that Tamil Nadu cop Periyapandi was shot dead by a colleague’s pistol in Rajasthan, his wife, Banu Reka, has requested the government to investigate her husband’s death.

Speaking to the Tamil channel Thanthi TV, she said, “I believe that the government will investigate the case well and reach a conclusion. On behalf of my family and the people of Tamil Nadu, I’m requesting the government to bring out the truth and deliver justice.”

On Sunday, the Rajasthan police reportedly said that the bullet that killed Periyapandi belonged to Munisekar, the Kolathur police inspector. A case has been filed against Munisekar on charges of causing death by negligence (Section 304A of Indian Penal Code).

Periyapandi and Munisekar were both part of a special team that had gone to Rajasthan to investigate a burglary case which took place in Kolathur last month.

Based on a tip-off, the Chennai police team reached a brick kiln in Jaitaran, about 238 km from Jaipur. As the personnel entered the kiln, accused Nathuram’s family allegedly attacked them. While the rest of the team was able to jump over the wall of the kiln, Periyapandi purportedly found himself trapped inside.

In the ensuing melee, Munisekar reportedly took his pistol out and accidently released the trigger; the bullet hit Periyapandi.

The team immediately rushed Periyapandi to the hospital, where he was declared dead.

The Rajasthan police recovered an empty cartridge and two 9mm pistols from the crime scene and their investigation into Periyapandi’s death relied on the forensic exams of the pistols.

When asked about Munisekar, Banu said, “Munisekar sir and my husband were friends; he has never spoken anything bad about him. I hope that Munisekar sir will tell the truth about whatever happened. Based on that, government and commissioner should take a decision.”

Periyapandi’s son, Rupan, said, “Munisekar was our family friend. I would like to go to Chennai to speak to him … I want to know what exactly happened.”

Earlier it was claimed that Periyapandi was shot dead by one of the suspects during the chase.


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