Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday announced a solatium of Rs 1 crore to the family of Special Sub-Inspector Wilson who was shot dead in Kanyakumari on Wednesday night.
In a statement issued here, Palaniswami said considering Wilson's ultimate sacrifice, a sum of Rs 1 crore as solatium has been ordered to be paid to the slain policeman's family.
On Thursday, Palaniswami announced in the state Assembly that financial assistance to the family of Wilson and a government job to one of the family members based on their qualification will be given.
He said Wilson were carrying out routine checks at Kaliyakkavilai check post in Kanyakumari district on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border when two unidentified persons shot at him and also stabbed him, killing him, before fleeing the scene.
Palaniswami had said two bullets were recovered from the site and the police are investigating the crime.
He said four special teams had been formed and they are analysing the footage from CCTVs installed in that locality.
A lookout notice has been issued for alleged accused in the case Kanyakumari natives Thoufeeq and Abdul Sameer. Their links to naxal and terror outfits are also being probed.