Governor is responsible for every life lost due to online rummy: Selvaperunthagai

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K. Selvaperunthagai, MLA from Sriperumbudur constituency and the leader of the Congress party in the Legislative Assembly, has insisted that the Governor be held accountable for every death that has occurred due to online rummy in Tamil Nadu. In a letter to the Governor, a copy of which he shared on his Twitter account, Selvaperunthagai informed that another person has lost his life due to losing money in online rummy.

Selvaperunthagai mentioned the recent case of a driver, Nallathambi, who lost his life due to online rummy. He said that the law was demanded by the people of Tamil Nadu and the government obliged but the Governor has little regard for the citizens and lacks compassion for them.

“Do we need a Governor who does not respect their decisions?” Selvaperunthagai asked.

The Congress leader then said that the Governor should immediately give his assent to the online rummy ban bill. If not, the Union government should remove him from his position. The Governor should also take responsibility for every life lost due to online rummy, he claimed.

Regarding the most recent online rummy related death which Selvaperunthagai talked about, the deceased man Nallathambi, a resident of Thoothukudi, was addicted to playing online rummy and lost money in it. He had borrowed Rs 3 lakh from his older brother Muthuraj who asked him to return it.

Nallathambi wasn’t able to pay back which led to a dispute between the brothers. Following that, Nallathambi asked Muthuraj to sell their ancestral house and give him his share of the sale, which escalated tensions between them.

Later on, Muthuraj took Nallathambi to a remote location and killed him by hitting his head with a rod. The police arrested Muthuraj on April 2 and are currently investigating the case.