The CBI re-registered the case under IPC section of custodial death with suspected offences to be 'illegal detention, murder and destruction of evidence'
Tuticorin custodial deaths: Tamil Nadu govt has decided to transfer probe to CBI, says K Palaniswami
The government's decision will be informed to the Madras High Court, which is seized of the matter, the Tamil Nadu chief minister told reporters.
Custodial deaths of P Jayaraj and Fenix prove shadow of colonial policing still looms large, erode confidence in rule of law
Jayaraj and Fenix died at a Kovilpatti hospital on 23 June after being arrested for allegedly extending business hours of their cellphone shop in violation of lockdown norms. Their relatives have accused police of severely thrashing the father and son at Sathankulam Police Station.