The CBI re-registered the case under IPC section of custodial death with suspected offences to be 'illegal detention, murder and destruction of evidence'
Jayaraj-Fenix custodial deaths: Policing powers are sovereign powers; privilege and lack of accountability narrows scope for victims
The recent death of a father and son due to alleged custodial torture by the Tamil Nadu police has reverberated the cries to end unjust incarceration and institutional culture of police brutality in India.
Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Murder charges added to FIRs in Jayaraj-Fenix case; sub-inspector arrested
CB-CID sources told PTI that sub-inspector Raghu Ganesh was arrested by the CB-CID officials, who took over the probe into the case which has triggered a nation-wide outrage.
'Bloodstains on lathis, no CCTV footage': P Jayaraj and Fenix thrashed all night by Sathankulam Police personnel, finds Judicial Magistrate’s report
Mentioning Head Constable Revathy's statement in a four-page report to the Madras High Court Madurai Bench, the Judicial Magistrate probing the deaths said she feared to receive threats if she revealed the facts. In her statement, Revathy told the JM that the two persons were 'beaten up the entire night by police personnel there (Sathankulam PS) using lathis.'
Custodial deaths of P Jayaraj and Fenix: Police reforms possible only when privileged class acknowledges their role in promoting broken system
A transparent police force that functions within the law will ensure broader social prosperity.
Hari, in a letter dated 28 June, wrote that incidents of police brutality should never take place again in Tamil Nadu.
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