Karunakaran deposits Rs 1 lakh in farmer’s accountPublished: March 12, 2016
Kollywood is rushing to the help of Balan, the farmer in Thanjavur district who was assaulted by police personnel for not paying few instalments of the tractor loan he had obtained.
A day after Nadigar Sangam secretary Vishal came forward to settle the loan of Balan, popular comedian Karunakaran today announced depositing Rs one lakh in the account of the farmer.
This, Karunakaran said, is a humble gesture to the farmer. On Friday, Vishal said he would settle the dues of Balan and posted on his online page: “Balan.i don’t know u. But u r a farmer. I pledge my support to u. Monetarily. I don’t know ur loans.but accept my support.god bless.”
It is to be noted that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued notices to Tamil Nadu government on the attack.
“NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that officials of a private bank with the assistance of police came to seize the tractor of a farmer and brutally attacked him and forcibly took him to a police vehicle, as they wanted to recover the money he had borrowed,” a statement said.