MARTYRS

Police Personnel who have laid their lives while on duty

S.No Name Rank Date of joining Force Date of Martyrdom

Place of Martyrdom

Brief of Incident
1 Thiru.C.Munusamy Head Constable 16.03. 1993 16.06.2016 Bharathidasan Nagar,Hosur Thiru Munusamy attained Martyrdom while chasing accused.
2 Thiru.G.Kanagaraj Head Constable 31-10-1997 20-07-2014

Thakkolam Reverbed
District : Vellore | State : Tamil Nadu

On 20.7.2014, Head Constable Shri Kanagaraj, received information about an accused smuggling sand by a tractor from Kosasthalai Riverbed. Immediately, Shri Kanagaraj rushed to the spot. On seeing Shri Kanagaraj, the accused tried to flee. Being a sincere policeman, Shri Kanagaraj attempted to stop him but the accused ran him over with the tractor and fled the scene. Thus, Shri Kanagaraj attained martyrdom in the course of discharging his duty. Shri Kanaraj is survived by his parents and wife. He has received 3 rewards for his exemplary work during his distinguished career.
3 Thiru.C.Thiyagarajan Head Constable 30-04-1988 24-05-2013 Chellamal Thottam, Triplicane
District : Chennai | State : Tamil Nadu
Head Constable Shri C. Thiyagarajan belonged to crime section of Kotturpuram P.S in Chennai City. On 24.5.2013, around 1500 hrs, Shri Thiyagarajan went to check an ex-convict, Vimalanathan. While making enquiries about his conduct, Vimalanathan stabbed Shri Thiyagarajan on his neck and ran away. Immediately, Shri Thiyagarajan was rushed to the hospital but he succumbed to the injury. Shri Thiyagarajan laid down his life  in the line of active duty. Shri Thiyagarajan was survived by his mother, wife, son and a daughter at the time of attaining Martyrdom. He has received 10 rewards during his distinguished career.
4 Thiru.N.Kathiresan ASI 20-02-1986 28-01-2013 Near MIOT Hospital, Manapakkam
District : Chennai | State : Tamil Nadu
On 17.1.2013, around 1400hrs, Special Sub Inspector of Police Shri Kathiresan of Valasaravakkam P.S in Chennai City was on rounds. On seeing a drunken person staggering across the road, Shri Kathiresan advised him to go home. Angered by this, the drunkard assaulted Shri Kathiresan with a wooden log causing bleeding injury on his head. Shri Kathiresan was rushed to the hospital, where he died after 10 days of treatment. Thus, Shri Kathiresan laid down his life while discharging his duty. Shri Kathiresan was survived by his father, wife, son and a daughter at the time of attaining martrydom. He has received 15 rewards during his distinguished career.
5 Thiru.T.Alwin Sudhan Sub-Inspector 01-03-2009 27-10-2012

Vempathur
District : Sivaganga | State : Tamil Nadu

On 27.10.2012, SI Shri Alwin Sudhan received information about breach of peace in a public function organised to commemorate local freedom fighters. Shri Alwin rushed to the spot along with the DSP and Inspector of Police. Due to some wordy quarrel and scuffle, few men in the mob pushed the DSP down and attempted to murder him with a machete (long heavy knife). Shri Alwin Sudhan showed exemplary courage and immediately intervened to save the life of the DSP. However, while securing the accused, Shri Alwin Sudhan was fatally stabbed by someone in the mob. Thus, Shri Alwin Sudhan sacrificed his own life to save the life of his colleague. Shri Alwin Sudhan was only 25 years old at the time of attaining martyrdom. He is survived by his parents.
6 Thiru.P.Prabhu Constable 04-01-2006 03-03-2012

Rasingapuram
District : Theni | State : Tamil Nadu

On the midnight of 3.8.2012, Shri Prabhu went along with his SI to execute an NBW against an accused involved in a case of outraging modesty of a woman. Seeing the police, the accused ran into the darkness to escape. Immediately, Shri Prabhu started chasing the accused. However, due to darkness, Shri Prabhu fell in to a dry well. Efforts to save Shri Prabhu went in vain. Thus, Shri Prabhu laid down his life in the attempt of securing an accused. Shri Prabhu was only 29 years old at the time of attaining martyrdom and is survived by his parents, wife and a son.
7 Thiru.N.Chandrasekaran Head Constable 17-11-1988 25-02-2011

P N Pudur, near Perumal Temple, Coimbatore
District : Coimbatore | State : Tamil Nadu

On 25.02.2011, Head Constable Shri Chandrasekaran and his colleague were on night rounds. Around 10 pm, he received information from control room to detain a lorry with registration number TN 33AK 9362, which was involved in a hit and run case of a motorcyclist. When the lorry was spotted, Shri Chandrasekaran started chasing it on his motorcycle to apprehend the driver. Unfortunately, the lorry driver swerved the vehicle and hit their motorcycle in a rash manner, causing Shri Chandraekaran and his colleague to fall. Shri Chandrasekaran fell on the side of the lorry, which ran over his head. Thus, the brave head constable laid down his life while discharging his duty with utmost sincerity and dedication. Shri N. Chandrasekaran is survived by his wife and 2 sons. Shri Chandrasekaran has received 38 rewards in his illustrious career.
8 Thiru.G.Sangili Bn.Constable 29-02-2008 23-08-2010 Uthapuram
District : Madurai | State : Tamil Nadu
Police Constable, Shri Sangili belonged to XI Battalion of Tamil Nadu Special Police in Rajapalayam. On 23.08.2010, when Shri Sangili was on picketing duty near Uthapuram Check post, he noticed an unknown lady jump into the well. Immediately, unmindful of his own safety, Shri Sangili, dove into the well to save the lady. Unfortunately, his head hit the rock and he lost his life. Thus, Shri Sangili sacrificed his life in the attempt of saving the life of an unknown lady. Shri Sangili was only 26 yrs old at the time of attaining martyrdom. He was survived by his Parents.
9 Thiru.R.Panneerselvam Sub-Inspector 15-04-1974 11-05-2010

Papanasam
District : Thanjavur | State : Tamil Nadu

On 11.5.2010, SI Shri Paneerselvam rushed to a crime scene, in which an ATM security guard had fired at the public with his DBBL gun injuring 3 persons. Immediately the gunman was restrained by police and the gun was pulled out of his hands and given to Shri Paneerselvam. Suddenly, the gunman managed to free himself and tried to snatch the gun from Shri Paneerselvam. Though the gunman threatened to shoot, Shri Paneerselvam refused to yield in order to save the lives of common people around. The gunman, who was holding the butt of the gun, fired at Shri Paneerselvam. Though Shri Paneerselvam was rushed to the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries. Thus, by sacrificing his own life, Shri Paneerselvam saved lives of many people. Shri Paneerselvam is survived by his father, wife, daughter and a son.
10 Thiru.R.Nagarathinam Constable 16-04-1997 27-04-2010

Near kaliamman temple, O.Mettupatti Village, Sattur Taluk.
District : Virudhunagar | State : Tamil Nadu

On 27.04.2010, Police Constable Shri Nagarathinam along with his colleagues of Sattur Taluk Police Station, went in search of Kumar, a hurt case accused. After a few hours of search, Shri Nagarathinam was sent for bandobust duty at a temple. Accused Kumar had enmity towards Shri Nagarathinam because on some previous occassions, Kumar was secured by Shri Nagarathinam only. Therefore, Kumar stealthily followed Shri Nagarathinam and attacked him with a long heavy knife on the back of his neck. Efforts to save Shri Nagarathinam did not succeed and he succumbed to the injuries. Thus, Shri Nagarathinam lost his life in the line of duty. Shri Nagarathinam is survived by his parents, wife and children.
11 Thiru.P.Murugaiah Head Constable 13-06-1974 24-10-1997 Alangulam, Tirunelveli Mail Road, West of Abisekapatti Bus stop
District : Tirunelveli | State : Tamil Nadu
Head Constable Shri Murugaiah and his colleague were on special duty in a house breaking case. On 24.10.1997, while returning to their station, around 2245 hrs, Murugaiah noted a lorry and a Yamaha Motor Cycle parked by the side of the road. There was loud alarm noise from the Lorry. Shri Murugaiah grew suspicious of some foul play and stopped the car to check. When Shri Murugaiah went close by, there were 2 persons standing with long knives. On seeing Shri Murugaiah, the accused assaulted him causing multiple fatal injuries. Shri Murugaiah laid down his life while discharging his duty sincerely. Shri Murugaiah was survived by his father, wife, son and 2 daughters at the time of attaining martyrdom.  He has received 41 rewards during his distinguished career. 
12 Thiru.K.Selvaraj Constable 13-01-1978 17-02-1996 Arepalayam
District : | State : Tamil Nadu
Police Constable Shri Selvaraj, belonging to M.A.Temple P.S in Madurai City was posted to Special Task Force, an elite force to nab sandalwood smuggler, Veerappan. On 17.2.1996, Shri Selvaraj was engaged in combing operations along with his team in Arepalayam. At that time, Veerappan and his gang ambushed the police party and in the event, Shri Selvaraj lost his life. Thus Shri Selvaraj laid down his life in the line of active duty. Shri Selvaraj was survived by his wife, 2 sons and a daughter at the time of attaining martrydom. He is a recipient of Chief Minister's Police Medal for Gallantry. 
13 Thiru.Chandrasekaran Constable 22-06-1967 11-02-1995 Aruppukottai Main Road, In between Housing Board colony and Corporation colony in front of Meenakshi Steel Processing Company.
District : Madurai | State : Tamil Nadu
Police Constable, Shri R.Chandrasekaran, was in charge of Court duty in Avaniyapuram P.S in Madurai District. Shri Chandrasekaran was sincere in serving summons and also used to give information about whereabouts of wanted criminals and illegal activities to the Superior Officers. Hence, Shri Chandrasekaran earned the enmity of rowdies and arrack sellers. On 11.2.1995, around 14 40 hrs, Shri Chandrasekaran was attacked by the arrack sellers with dangerous weapons like sickles and long heavy knives. Efforts to save Shri Chandrasekaran, who had sustained multiple cut injuries, were in vain.Thus, Shri Chandrasekaran sacrificed his life while on duty. At the time of attaining martyrdom, Shri Chandrasekaran was survived by his Wife and daughter. It is worth mentioning that Shri Chandrasekaran’s daughter, Smt. Priya, joined Tamil Nadu Police as an SI and is now Inspector of Police, posted in CBCID, Madurai. Shri Chandraskaran has received 34 money rewards during his service.
14 Thiru.R.Senthilkumar Sub-Inspector 28-09-1987 19-09-1994

Neithalapuram village
District : State : Tamil Nadu

SI Shri R.Senthilkumar of Special Security Group (SSG) was posted on temporary basis to Special Task Force (STF), an elite force formed to nab a notorious sandalwood smuggler Veerappan. On 28.09.1987, while Shri Senthilkumar was on combing operations in Neithalapuram Village, he was killed in an ambush by Veerappan and his gang. Thus, Shri Sentlikumar laid down his life while discharging his duty. At the time of attaining martrydom, Shri Senthilkumar was survived by his parents, wife and a son. He had received 79 rewards in just 7 years of distinguished service.
15 Thiru.B.Ramesh Constable 25-05-1988 17-09-1994 Kailasapallam
District : Erode | State : Tamil Nadu
Police Constable Shri Ramesh of Armed Reserve, Madurai City was posted to Special Task Force, an elite police force formed to nab notorious sandalwood smuggler, Veerappan. On 17.9.1994, Shri Ramesh along with his team was engaged in combing operations in forests of Kailasapallam area in Erode. Suddenly, Veerappan and gang ambushed the police party. In this incident Shri Ramesh lost his life. Thus Shri Ramesh laid down his life in the line of active duty. At the time of martrydom Shri Ramesh was survived by his mother and wife.  
16 Thiru.G.Thillaigovindan Constable 25-10-1984 18-11-1993

Kullanchavadi Police Station
District : CuddaloreState : Tamil Nadu

Police Constable Shri Thillaigovindan was posted in Kullanchavadi P.S. in Cuddalore District.  On 18.11.1993, 11 militants of Tamil Nadu Liberation Army, headed by Nallarasu, attacked the Police Station and looted Arms and ammunition. During this attack, Shri Thillaigovindan, being the Sentry fought gallantly. Shri Thillaigovindan sacrificed his life trying to safeguard the Police Station from the militants. Shri Thillaigovindan was survived by his wife and son at the time of attaining martyrdom.  He has received 22 rewards during his illustrious career. 
17 Thiru.K.Ramesh Constable 25-05-1988 09-04-1993 Sorrakkamaduva, near MM hills PS limits, Kollegal Taluk, Mysore District, Karnataka State.
District : Mysore | State : Karnataka
Police Constable, Shri K. Ramesh was part of a team to nab the notorious Sandalwood Smuggler, Veerappan. In April 1993, a team was sent to Sorakkamadu in Kollegal Taluk, Mysore District in Karnataka. On 09.04.1993, while on combing operation, Shri Ramesh was fatally injured in a landmine explosion.Thus, the gallant Police Constable, Shri Ramesh sacrificed his life while discharging his duty. Shri Ramesh is survived by his parents, wife and a son.
18 Thiru.J.Dayalan Constable 27-05-1988 09-04-1993 Sorakayimaduvu
District : State : Tamil Nadu
Police Constable Shri Dayalan of  IV Battalion in Tamil Nadu Special Police, was posted to Special Task Force, a force constituted to nab a notorious poacher and smuggler, Veerappan. As part of the joint operations to secure Veerappan, a team of police officers of TN were sent to Surakka Maduvu in Karnataka. On 09.4.1993, when Shri Dayalan was on jungle patrol, Veerappan and gang detonated a series of landmines. Shri Dayalan laid down his life in this attack. Shri Dayalan was survived by his mother at the time of attaining martyrdom. 
19 Thiru.G.Swaminathan Bn.Constable 27-05-1988 09-04-1993 Surakka Maduvu
District : Chamarajanagar State : Karnataka
Police Constable Shri G. Swaminathan of IVth Battalion, Tamil Nadu Special Police, was posted to Special Task Force, an elite force constituted to nab a notorious poacher and smuggler, Veerappan. As part of the joint operations to secure Veerappan, a team of police officers from TN were sent to Karnataka. On 09.4.1993, when Shri Swaminathan was on jungle patrol in Surakka Maduvu forests, Veerappan and gang detonated a series of landmines. Shri Swaminathan laid down his life in this attack. Shri Swaminathan was survived by his mother at the time of attaining martyrdom. 
20 Thiru.D.Sukumaran Bn.Constable 27-05-1988 09-04-1993 surakka maduvu
District : Chamarajanagar | State : Karnataka
Police Constable Shri D. Sukumaran of  IV Battalion, Tamil Nadu Special Police, was posted to Special Task Force, an elite force constituted to nab a notorious poacher and smuggler, Veerappan. As part of the joint operations to secure Veerappan, a team of police officers from TN were sent to Karnataka. On 09.4.1993, when Shri Sukumaran was on jungle patrol in Surakka Maduvu forests, a series of landmines was exploded by Veerappan and his gang. Shri Sukumaran laid down his life in this attack. Shri Sukumaran was survived by his wife and a daughter at the time of attaining martyrdom. 
21 Thiru.M.Panjalingam Bn.Constable 01-04-1986 09-04-1993 surakka maduvu
District : Chamarajanagar | State : Karnataka
Police Constable Shri M. Panchalingam belonging to IV Battalion in Tamil Nadu Special Police, was posted to Special Task Force, an elite force constituted to nab a notorious poacher and smuggler, Veerappan. As part of the joint operations to secure Veerappan, a team of TN police officers were sent to Karnataka. On 09.4.1993, when Shri Panchalingam was on combing operations in the forests of Surakka Maduvu, Veerappan and gang detonated a series of landmines. Shri Panchalingam laid down his life in this attack. Shri Panchalingam was survived by his mother at the time of attaining martyrdom. 
22 Thiru.Balasubramanian DSP 31-07-1987 18-03-1993 Thalaiyuthu
District : Tirunelveli | State : Tamil Nadu
On 18.03.1993, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Shri M.Balasubramanian and his team were conducting vehicle check during night rounds. A lorry, TN57 2761, was intercepted and Shri Balasubramanian was making enquiries regarding contents of a plastic can kept in it. Suddenly, the lorry driver started the lorry and drove in rash way to escape from the police. Shri Balasubramanian, immediately started chasing the lorry in his jeep. The night round officers of neighboring police station (Thalaiyuthu P.S) were the alerted and instructed to detain the lorry when sighted. However, when the lorry was blocked by Thalaiyuthu police station personnel, Shri Balasubramanian’s jeep, which was closely following the lorry, could not be stopped and it rammed into the back of the lorry. Shri Balasubramanian succumbed to the injuries. Thus, Shri Balasubramanian sacrificed his life while discharging his duty. At the time of Martyrdom, he was survived by his father, wife and 2 sons.
23 Thiru.Paul Arumaithurai Constable 17-11-1988 29-10-1992 Valliyoor
District : | State : Tamil Nadu
On 20.10.1992, Police Constable Shri Paul Arumaithurai was on sentry duty in Valliyoor Police Station. An accused, Ramachandran was kept in lock up for involvement in a case of Narcotics and Psychotropic substances. Suddenly, around 1.30 hours, brother of Ramachandran, along with 30 others, barged into the station and tried to set him free. Shri Paul Arumaithurai, despite being alone, stood courageously and fought against the mob. However, the mob over powered and murdered Shri Paul Arumaithurai and took the accused with them. Thus, Shri Paul Arumaithurai sincerely discharged his duty till his last breath. Shri Paul Arumaithurai was survived by his parents at the time of attaining Martyrdom. He has received 2 rewards during his career.
24 Thiru.K.Nagarajan Constable 23-12-1985 04-07-1991 Kaveri Road, Pennagaram
District : Dharmapuri | State : Tamil Nadu
On 04.07.1991, Police Constable Shri Nagarajan and his Colleague were on guard duty at Indian Bank premises. Around 0100 hrs, some unknown culprits disconnected the power supply and attempted to commit dacoity. Seeing the Police guards, the culprits opened fire indiscriminately, wounding Shri   Nagarajan’s Colleague. Though fully aware of the danger that may befall him, Shri Nagarajan chased the gang. In retaliation, they fired at Shri Nagarajan, inflicting fatal injuries. Thus, Shri Nagaraj made supreme sacrifice to prevent a dacoity. At the time of attaining martyrdom, Shri Nagarajan was survived by his parents, wife and children.
25 Thiru.K.P.Rajendran Constable 01-12-1973 06-04-1991 Puthur Police Station
District : | State : Tamil Nadu
Police Constable Shri K.P.Rajendran was posted in Puthur Police Station in Cuddalore district. On 06.04.1991, a group of 7 militants of Tamil Nadu Liberation Army, headed by Subha Elavarasan, attacked the police station and took away arms and ammunition. Shri Rajendran lost his life in the fight against them. Shri Rajendran was survived by his mother, wives and a daughter at the time of attaining martyrdom. He has received 19 rewards during his illustrious career. 
26 Thiru.Subramanian Constable 19-12-1982 19-02-1990

Pattinamkathan Check Post, Ramnad.
District : Ramanathapuram | State : Tamil Nadu

On 19.02.1990, Police Constable Shri Subramanian of ‘F’ Company, VI Battalion of Tamil Nadu Special Police, was on patrolling duty from Rameswaram to Ramanathapuram. At that time, Srilankan Miltants opened fire at the police party. Shri Subramanian fought bravely but succumbed to the bullet injuries received. Shri Subramanian laid down his life fighting Militants along the coast of Tamil Nadu. Shri Subramanian is survived by his parents, wife and children.
27 Thiru.Ayyapazham Sub-Inspector 15-05-1974 23-04-1979

Tirunelveli to Sankarankovil Main Road, Near Marukkalankulam Road Junction.
District : | State : Tamil Nadu

AYYAPAZHAM attained martyrdom in the line of duty. when he was assaulted with machetes by a mob.