B Stalin, president of the Peikulam Traders’ Association.“ has confirmed There is no doubt that the police personnel at Sathankulam police station thrashed both the father and son to death. The magisterial inquiry revealed a minimum of 80 wounds on their bodies,”
Other vendors alleged that the policemen had assaulted the two as they refused to give a free smartphone to the local sub-inspector. “SI Balakrishnan had demanded from Bennix a smartphone for free.
When Bennix refused, Balakrishnan developed a grudge against him. On June 19, when Balakrishnan was on duty, he went to the shop and argued with Jayaraj following which he was taken to the police station,” said V Gunaseelan, an AAP functionary in Thoothukudi.
“Jayaraj (58) was dragged out of his mobile shop at around 7.30 pm on June 19 by policemen and was taken to the police station, where he was physically tortured.
When his son questioned the reason for the arrest of his father, he too was physically tortured the entire night resulting in his death,” Gunaseelan alleged.“
Manimaran, the lawyer, who moved the bail application for the duo, said, “There were four cameras inside the station. Inspector Sridar was solely responsible for such custodial deaths.
He should have been suspended first.” He added that the victims were not even allowed to urinate during the last three days of their lives.
Following the alleged torture, the duo was remanded the next day and was sent to the Kovilpatti sub-jail, where Bennix developed complexities and was admitted in Kovilpatti Government Hospital on June 22. He died in the hospital thereafter.
On the next day, Jayaraj was admitted to the GH where he too breathed his last. The Role people freinds a outsider group who beats accused normally assiting the local police also raise concern ..