On Tuesday, Tamil Nadu’s highest court said there was sufficient evidence to blame the police officers involved in the murder, based on the victim’s injury and official statements.
Deaths in India renewed anger due to police brutality, men family members, politicians and human rights activists claimed that officers tortured the couple before they died.
CNN tried to meet with the local police several times to comment on the allegations. The first police report notes that men continue to be injured during the arrest. The officers did not make public statements about the allegations.
According to court documents, the two officers were suspended and the state plans to hand over the case to the Central Research Bureau, in fact, to the FBI of India.
In a statement Monday, the non-profit Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative indicated that the case should show India a strong law to prohibit and prosecute police torture and detention death.
Habibullah also urged India to ratify the United Nations Convention against Torture.
Indian politician Rahul Gandhi wished condolences to his family and called on the government to provide justice for the two men.
On the night of June 19, Jeyaraj and his son Bennicks – According to court documents – only those identified by court documents by name – he was selling mobile phones in his shops in Sathankulam.
According to court documents, the father and son were detained the next day after the medical examination.
On June 22, at 19:45, Bennicks was taken to the hospital, where he died less than two hours later, according to court documents. According to the documents, one hour after his son’s death, Jeyaraj was admitted to the same hospital and died early the next morning.
It is not clear how the two men died. The Madras High Court, the state’s highest court, has decided for the death of their bodies, but the results have not yet been announced.
According to Persis, his brother Bennicks tried to stop seeing his father beaten, but he was attacked.
A wider problem
CNN has reached out to a large number of senior officers in connection with the allegations of atrocity against father and son in Tamil Nadu, but has not received a response.
On Tuesday, the Madras High Court said the local police “caused the loss of evidence”.
“In fact, he was encouraged enough to even scare the judicial officer into the wheel of the investigation,” the court said. Said.
According to the National Criminal Records Bureau, 70 deaths were recorded across India under police surveillance in the last year in which statistics were available.
Tamil Nadu recorded 12 deaths – a disproportionately high number, as the state accounts for about 5% of the population of India.
In India, some people on social media have linked the deaths of Jayaraj and Bennicks to the killing of George Floyd by police officers in the United States.
However, a deputy and former UN representative of India, Shashi Tharoor, reacted to deaths in India, where the case did not cause protests, opposed the global explosion after Floyd passed.
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