Custodial deaths of father and son arrested for violating COVID-19 curfew: Madras HC to monitor case, status report to be filed by Friday

Allegations that their deaths ensued from police brutality triggered protests in Sathankulam. The Court has directed that the public be informed of the fact that the Madurai Bench is closely monitoring the case.
Custodial deaths of father and son arrested for violating COVID-19 curfew: Madras HC to monitor case, status report to be filed by Friday

The Madras High Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance over the twin custodial deaths of a father and son who were reportedly arrested after an altercation with the police over allegedly having kept their shop open past the curfew imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deceased have been identified as Jayaraj and his son Bennix Emmanuel. Allegations that their deaths were the result of police brutality while in custody triggered protests in Sathankulam, Thoothukudi District.

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