Why no FIR in opposition to cops chargeable for Tamil Nadu custodial deaths, MP Kanimozhi asks

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Kanimozhi, Lok Sabha MP from Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu took to Twitter to query the state authorities’s silence over the alleged custodial deaths of Jayaraj and his son J Beniks.

In a put up on Saturday, Kanimozhi stated, “Inspite of the clear pointers given by the NHRC, and even after four days, No FIR has been filed within the Sathankulam custodial homicide case and nobody has been arrested. Why is the Govt/CM nonetheless silent. What are they ready for? #JUSTICEFORJAYARAJANDBENNIX”

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Earlier this week, MP Kanimozhi had written a letter to Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) JK Tripathy asking him to take strict motion in opposition to policemen chargeable for the custodial deaths. On Friday, she additionally wrote to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to probe circumstances that led to Jayaraj and Beniks’ deaths.

The deaths of 59-year-old Jayaraj and his 31-year-old son Beniks have triggered nationwide outrage. As per experiences and a grievance lodged by Jayaraj’s spouse Selvarani, the daddy and son duo have been pulled up by police for opening their cell phone store past permissible hours. This is what’s believed to have led to a scuffle between police personnel and the 2 deceased that resulted of their arrest.

Ship-owners associations and merchants’ unions in Tamil Nadu have additionally launched a protest in opposition to the 2 custodial deaths.

Following their arrest final Saturday, the daddy and son have been taken to the Sathankulam police station and booked underneath a number of sections of the IPC, together with Section 188 and 353. They have been then taken to Kovilpatti sub-jail on Sunday.

Inspite of the clear pointers given by the NHRC , and even after four days, No FIR has been filed within the Sathankulam custodial homicide case and nobody has been arrested. Why is the Govt/CM nonetheless silent. What are they ready for?#JUSTICEFORJAYARAJANDBENNIX pic.twitter.com/gVq2bd0WQH

— Kanimozhi () (@KanimozhiDMK) June 27, 2020

Locals alleged that Jayaraj was taken to the Kovilpatti authorities hospital with excessive fever and Beniks after he complained of chest ache. While the son died on Monday night, the daddy succumbed to respiratory sickness the following morning.

Responding to claims made by Jayaraj’s spouse, Thoothukudi district collector Sandeep Nanduri informed media shops that two sub-inspectors have been suspended in reference to the deaths and a probe is underway. He additionally stated that post-mortem of each our bodies will happen on the Tirunelveli Medical College and Hospital within the presence of a judicial Justice of the Peace. Nanduri additionally stated that each one cops within the Sathankulam police station shall be transferred.

Please share & tag fwd so non-tamil-speaking individuals can perceive what occurred #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix @bhakisundar @ahmedmeeranoffl pic.twitter.com/nZ7klPzpsO

— Suchitra (@suchi_mirchi) June 25, 2020

In the wake of experiences and accounts alleging that the daddy and son have been mercilessly tortured in police custody that led to their deaths, the Madras High Court had instructed the police to submit a report on July 26 on this regard.

Family members of Jayaraj and Beniks have additionally refused to just accept their mortal stays till a case underneath Section 302 (Murder) of the OPC is registered in opposition to the accountable police personnel.



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