Sathankulam Custodial Deaths: Madras High Court issues guidelines for conduct of judicial inquiry [Read Order]

Two traders arrested about a week earlier on charges of having kept their mobile shop open past the COVID-19 curfew died days later in police custody. The Court had taken up the issue suo motu on Wednesday.
Sathankulam Custodial Deaths: Madras High Court issues guidelines for conduct of judicial inquiry [Read Order]
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The inquiry into the custodial deaths of 59-year old Jayaraj and his son, Bennix while under the custody of the Sathankulam Police, Thoothukudi will be undertaken by Judicial Magistrate No.1, Kovilpatti.

The two were arrested about a week earlier on charges of having kept their mobile shop open past the COVID-19 curfew.

The Madras High Court Bench comprising of Justices PN Prakash and B Pugalendhi was informed the same by the Tuticorin Police on Friday in the suo motu case registered amid rising unrest over allegations that the deaths ensued following police brutality (Registrar General (Judicial), Madurai Bench of Madras High Court v. State of Tamil Nadu and ors).

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