Thoothukudi custodial deaths; four police arrested arrested including SI


Two more policemen arrested in connection with the death of their father and son in police custody. SI Balakrishnan and Constable Muthuraj were arrested this morning.Four persons have been arrested in connection with the case. The sub-inspector Raghu Ganesh and head constable Murugan were arrested by the CID CID on Wednesday night. The residents of the Satankulam celebrated the arrest of Raghu Ganesh with firecrackers.

A father and son were taken into police custody for allegedly violating a lockdown. The woman constable Revathi appeared before the Judicial Commission on the allegations leveled against the police.

Both were victims of a night-long torture. They also said there was some blood left on the table, after which they were beaten with a lathi. The judicial commission said that the statement of the woman constable will be handed over to the High Court. Revati’s family has also been given protection.

Crime branch CID probe started The crime branch was taken over by the CID under the direction of the Madras High Court’s Madurai bench. Anil Kumar, deputy superintendent of Tirunelveli, is in charge of the investigation. Preliminary documents in the case were obtained by the investigating team. He was checked at the torture station.