13 people are dead in police firing and violence in Tuticorin and 102 others injured. That's what senior state officials have said. After three days of silence, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy finally spoke on Thursday. He strongly defended the police action and accused the Opposition of instigating people. This on a day another video emerged of cops surrounding a dying protester and telling him to stop acting. But the larger question remains, were environmental norms bypassed so that the Sterlite plant could operate?