Tamil Nadu Top Cop Gets Rights Body Notice Over Father-Son Custody Deaths

The incident has triggered a nationwide furore.

New Delhi:

The NHRC on Wednesday stated 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 because of torture by police.

The Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC), in a tweet, additionally stated it has sought a report from the cops, which has to “embrace inquest report, autopsy examination report, medical therapy document, 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 relations 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 because of police torture,” the rights panel stated in a tweet.

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