CBI Takes Over Investigation Of Thoothukudi Custodial Deaths

National Desk: According to sources, the CBI has taken over investigations into the gruesome killing of a father-son duo after alleged torture by police personnel at Sathankulam Police Station in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu.

The CBI has dispatched a special team to conduct the probe in which several Tamil Nadu Police personnel are under the scanner and some have already been arrested by the state police, they said.

“CBI has registered two cases on the allegations of custodial death of two traders in Kovilpatti in Thoothukudi district on the request of Tamil Nadu government and further notification from government of India,” CBI Spokesperson R K Gaur said.

The special team will take custody of the arrested.

Jayaraj and Bennix were taken to the police station on June 19 and tortured in custody before being remanded and lodged in the Kovilpatti sub-jail on June 21. Both of them were subsequently taken to the Kovilpatti General Hospital, where Bennix died on June 22 and Jayaraj on the night of June 24.

The CB-CID is presently handling the case as per the direction of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court.

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