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Sanal Kumar’s wife promised job, ends stir

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Viji, wife of Sanal Kumar who was allegedly pushed to death under the wheels of a vehicle by a police officer at Neyyattinkara recently, called off her 22-day agitation in front of the Secretariat on Monday following settlement talks mediated by the CSI church.

The action council spearheading the agitation said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had assured representatives of the church that the government was willing to concede the demands raised by Sanal Kumar’s family.

Action council leaders said the talks had reached an agreement on providing a job for Ms. Viji in the government or quasi- government sector and financial assistance for the family. Ms. Viji said she was calling off the agitation following the assurance from the government.

Sanal Kumar, an electrician hailing from Kodangavila, was killed after he was knocked down by a car following an altercation with Deputy Superintendent of Police Harikumar at Neyyattinkara on November 5. Harikumar, who was on the run from the law since the incident, was later found hanging in his house.

Ms.Viji and the action council had launched the agitation alleging that the government had failed to honour its commitment to support the family.

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