March 6, 2021

NHRC discover to DGP, TN and SP, Thoothukudi over deaths of father, son as a result of ‘police torture’



The NHRC on Wednesday mentioned it has issued notices to the DGP of Tamil Nadu and SP of Thoothukudi district within the southern state over the dying of a father-son duo allegedly as a result of torture by police. The Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC), in a tweet, additionally mentioned it has sought a report from the police officers, which has to “embody inquest report, autopsy examination report, medical remedy file, magisterial enquiry report and well being screening report of each victims, inside 6 weeks”.

P Jayaraj and his son Bennix , who had been arrested for “violating” lockdown norms over the enterprise hours of their cellular phone store, died at a hospital in Thoothukudi’s Kovilpatti on June 23, with the family members alleging that they had been severely thrashed on the Sathankulam police station by the personnel earlier. The incident has triggered a nationwide furore.

“NHRC discover to DGP, Tamil Nadu and SP, Thoothukudi on allegations of the deaths of father-son as a result of police torture,” the rights panel mentioned in a tweet.