For the first time in the history of the protest by the fisher men over the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, that a causality was reported. On Monday the agitators proceeded through the sew way to the KNPP as Police had laid section 144 in around the KNPP while closing all entry points. In return police tried to disperse the crowds by firing tear gas shells.
As the protests became virulent and the news spread like wild fire, people from the adjacent Tuticorin district also started to protest. In the chaos as per reports a 44-year old fisherman was killed, in Tuticorin. As per the police the incident occurred when a group of people clashed with the police who were blocking a road in Manapad coastal village.
The protestors who planned a march to KNPP using the sea route were disrupted as they landed on the beaches of the project. They were dispersed by the police using the tear gas, most of them are stuck in waist deep water with no way to go. Many had left by boats. (With inputs from internet-AW AarKay)