Tamil Nadu: Video confirms brutal assault on father, son in police custody

Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS): A video hosted by Tamil magazine Nakkheeran shows the brutal injuries on the buttocks of P. Jeyaraj and his son J.Bennicks as if they were skinned alive confirming police torture.

The video was taken when bodies of father and son were being shown to Kovilpatti Magistrate M.S.Bharathidasan during the post-mortem of the bodies.

Some relatives of the victims were also allowed to be present.

One can also see and hear the relatives of Jeyaraj and Bennicks breaking down on seeing the brutal injuries on their buttocks and also on the blood clotted face of Jeyaraj.

Jeyaraj and Bennicks had been booked for not closing their mobile shop in time on June 19 by the Sathankulam police. They were sent to judicial custody and lodged in the Kovilpatti jail on June 21.

Jeyaraj died on June 22 night and Bennicks on June 23 morning in judicial custody, allegedly due to the police torture.

Five policemen working in Sathankulam police station have been arrested.

The Madras High Court while hearing the case had said there was prima facie evidence to register a murder case against the Sathankulam police officials.

The court also transferred the probe into the deaths of Jeyaraj and Bennicks to the CBCID to gather and protect the evidence.

Later the case was transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The court has also initiated criminal contempt cases against three police officials -- Additional Superintendent of Police Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police Prathapan and constable Maharajan -- for their behaviour at the Sathankulam police station in front of Kovilpatti Judicial Magistrate Bharathidasan who had gone for an inquiry.



Comment on this article

  • Sanjay, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    The Government should take up all the police from that area and terminate them.
    Appoint new officers and cops, train them what they have to do with locals. Dont punish innocent people like criminals.
    The Tamil nadu cops are shit scared of criminals, the are so frustrated that they remove their anger on innocent.
    The cops there are entirely corrupt,and are enjoying the money distributed by goons.

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    This is not the first time DSP C Prathapan attacked innocent people. He has got a team which was backed by local goons having strong connection with political party.
    Everyone knows the motive of killing the father & son.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    I wonder if the were killed because they were from the Minority ...

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru...

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    TN police and Mumbai Police take " Cover Up " courses from the looks of it.
    One kills and Covers Up.
    One Covers up the Killers...
    Karma only should catch up and punish such people.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Hope your prayers are answerd soon let start from fequ,Daku,and iyoogi once cleaned India will be true Ram Raj.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru...

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Have firm belief in your prayers...
    Dont rely on ' others prayers ' or ' freebies '
    Learn to be ' Atmanirbhar ' first.. Self reliant first. Then advise.

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Mr. Bhandarkar is this true in the case of Vinayak Baliga also !.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru...

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Karma does not distinguish Mr. LOBO... No high No low..
    'ಕೊಂದವಗೆ ಕೊಲೆ ತಪ್ಪದು '... goes a saying... Right Francis?... And you believe in life after death... rebirth?? So if not in this life time the next... You will be killed if you kill an innocent ! Get this in your mind !
    Don't beam and you think you ' ve stumped me here !
    There's a lot for you and all to know...

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