Chief Minister announces ₹7 lakh solatium to Pradeepa’s family

Chief Minister announces ₹7 lakh solatium to Pradeepa’s family

Chief Minister announces ₹7 lakh solatium to Pradeepa’s familyGovernment job for family member need of the hour: Stalin

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Wednesday announced ₹7 lakh as solatium to the family of Pradeepa, a medical aspirant from Villupuram district who committed suicide over her failure to crack the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.

He said the AIADMK government would always look after the welfare of students, and urged them not to take any extreme steps.

DMK working president and Opposition leader M.K. Stalin said he visited the bereaved family on Tuesday, and requested the Chief Minister to provide a government job to one of the family members of the victim.

Rahul condoles death

“Her brother is studying engineering, her sister is pursuing MCA and her father, a coolie, is struggling to meet their educational expenses. The government should consider providing a job to one of the family members,” he said.

All India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday condoled the death of Pradeepa. In a letter to her father Shanmugam, Mr. Gandhi said he was aggrieved to hear of Pradeepa’s death. “Please accept my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time,” he said.

(Assistance for overcoming suicidal thoughts is available on the State’s health helpline 104 and Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050.)

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