The father-son duo in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district was tortured by the accused police officials for more than seven hours, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said in its report filed before the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court in the custodial death case.
According to the CBI, the accused include then Station House Officer S Sridhar, sub-inspectors K Balakrishnan, and P Raghuganesh, then head constables S Murugan and A Samadurai, and then constables M Muthuraja, S Chelladurai, X Thomas Francis and S Veilumuthu.
The chargesheet was filed under
Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy),
Section 302 (murder),
Section 342 (wrongful confinement),
Section 201 (disappearance of evidence),
Section 182 (false information with the intent to cause public servant to use lawful power to the injury of another person), Section 193 (false evidence),
Section 211 (false charge of offence made with the intent to injure),
Section 218 (public servant framing incorrect record) and
Section 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
As many as 10 people were arrested in the case, during the jail tenure special assistant inspector Balthurai had died due to poor health.
The CBI had on September 25 filed a chargesheet against nine then Tamilnadu police officials in a Madurai court in connection with the custodial death of a father-son duo in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi.
Notably, the investigation in the case was also delayed after some policemen and two CBI officials tested positive for COVID-19.
The investigation into the custodial death case had resumed after their treatment and recovery of CBI officials .