M Murugan, 45, TAMIL NADU
MURDERED FOR: Exposing PDS irregularities
M MURUGAN was an assistant quality control inspector at the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation godown. And it was here that he met a bitter end. His brother-in-law Balamurugan says he noticed financial irregularities in the distribution of PDS grains. Murugan filed a complaint to the regional manager and the police. He was found poisoned in the godown on 7 September 2010 and died four days later. Not only did the police refuse to file murder charges, they arrested his wife and 21 others when they demanded a fair investigation.