Can’t Forget Subhasri’s Father’s Words: Stalin on Meeting Family
DMK President MK Stalin visited the family of 23-year-old Chennai techie Subhasri, who was killed after an illegal flex board fell on her while she was riding her two-wheeler last Thursday. Subhasri was subsequently run over by a water tanker.
Visuals of his brief visit on Wednesday morning showed Subhasri’s mother Geetha and father Ravi breaking down as Stalin offered his condolences to them. Stalin was accompanied by DMK MP TR Baalu and CPI(M) state Secretary K Balakrishnan.
“I met Subhasri's parents and conveyed my condolences. I know that their minds can never be pacified, but we tried to comfort them in whatever way we could," he said, adding, “Subhasri's father told me that his daughter should be the last victim of the banner culture. I can't forget his words.”
The DMK also announced a solatium of Rs 5 lakh for the family.
Ravi, Subhasri’s father also said, “This should not happen to anyone in the future, this is what I am asking.”
On 13 September, the DMK submitted a writ petition in the Madras High Court saying that the party has followed the HC order on hoardings and has issued instructions to its cadres on the same.
Stalin’s visit comes two day after MNM Chief Kamal Haasan met the grieving family. "Those who committed this crime should be punished and the belief that they can get away with anything should be demolished," said Kamal on Sunday.
Subhasri’s parents had earlier told the media that following her death, "Nobody from the government or the ruling party has come and visited us or expressed condolences. We have no support and this hurts us." This, even as they demand action against those responsible for putting up the illegal banner.
(Published in an arrangement with The News Minute)
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