CHENNAI: Two from were among around 40 personnel who died in a in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Pulwama district on Thursday. The two deceased jawans from the state have been identified as G Subramanian from Tuticorin district and C Sivachandran from Ariyalur district.

Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday condoled the deaths of the two CRPF jawans and sanctioned Rs 20 lakh each to their families. “I condole the deaths of Subramanian and Sivachandran. I have ordered to release Rs 20 lakh to the families immediately,” said Palaniswami in a press release.

Subramanian, who hailed from Savalapperi near Kovilpatti in Tuticorin, had joined CRPF about five years ago after completing ITI training. He had earlier worked in Chennai in Uttar Pradesh. He married Krishnaveni less than two years ago.

Subramanian came home for Pongal and returned on Sunday last. His father, Ganapathi, said Subramanian had spoken to Krishnaveni around 2pm on Thursday and told her that he was going for duty. That was his last conversation with the family.

Sivachandran hailed from Karkudi village in Ariyalur district. He is survived by his wife Gandhimathi and 2-year-old son Sivamuniyan. His family members said that Gandhimathi was four months pregnant. Sivachandran left the village on February 9.

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