Brutal custodial deaths in Thoothukudi enrages Tamil Nadu!
59-year-old P Jayaraj and his 31-year-old son J Bennicks were picked up for questioning by the Sathankulam police for keeping their mobile accessories shop open during the lockdown on June 19.
They were allegedly thrashed by the police while in custody, leading to their deaths.
While Bennicks fell ill and died at the Kovilpatti General Hospital on June 22, his father died on the morning of June 23.
Media reports have also alleged that the duo was brutally sexually assaulted while in police custody.
Cartoonist: Satish Acharya