DMK government has initiated the probe against Kodanad estate murder and stealth. The opposite party leader Edappadi Palamisamy expressed that he is being targeted in the Kodanad issue. Initiating the Kodanad investigation and involving Edappadi Palanisamy in it has created outrage among political parties and has lead to troll memes on social media.
In such a scenario, a screenshot of a post with a picture of Edappadi Palanisamy is viral on social media claiming that he entered politics as a murder accused and is about to go to jail after 33 years as a murder accused again.
Our followers also have asked us to check the details on it. When we searched for who initiated this post, an August 22 dated tweet of Sridevi Pandian is found. She seems to be a supporter of OPS from the account’s cover photo.
The tweet says, “Edappadi Palanisamy lived his life in the 1980s hiding in Sathyamangalam forest as a convicted murderer. The then Transport Minister and his maternal uncle’s son Erode Muthusamy helped him escape from it”, along with another screenshot and Edappadi Palanisamy’s old photo.
When further searched about the murder case on Edappadi Palanisamy, 23rd February 2017 dated Vikatan article titled ‘Story of Palanisamy becoming CM! From jaggery sack to Edappadiyar..’ said, “Palanisamy is known for a murder case even before his popularity in politics. Palanisamy was living his life around his relatives.
His family developed a quarrel with one of his relatives families in a cart track issue which ended in murdering 3 people. The accused people in the murder case went hiding themselves. And one among them was Edappadi K Palanisamy. Palanisamy and the gang escaped from the case since the eyewitnesses changed their opinions after a convincing conversation during kattapanchayat.
10th February 2017 dated Vikatan article titled ‘Goods and bad of Edappadi Palanisamy’ says, “Palanisamy was one among the people accused of a murder case in agricultural land issue with his relative family and they were hiding in western ghats”.
November 1, 2018, dated Savukkuonline article says, “Palanisamy was an accused in the murder case of his own relatives in property issue. Later he got released from the case since the relatives were convinced”, along with Edappadi Palanisamy’s old photo.
Vikatan has published articles when Edappadi Palanisamy was the CM, mentioning that Palanisamy is one of the accused in the murder case of his relatives and were hiding in the forest area till they get out of the case after convincing their relatives.
Since the Kodanad issue is involving Edappadi Palanisamy now, his old stories are also dug out and are becoming viral on social media. However, the truth will be revealed only after a comprehensive investigation on whether Edappadi Palanisamy is related to the Kodanad issue or not.