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Updated on: Sunday, June 28, 2020, 04:24 PM IST

Jeyaraj and Fenix custodial deaths: Accused inspector suspended, FIR in 'due process'

Jeyaraj and Fenix | @TheShetty_04

Jeyaraj and Fenix | @TheShetty_04

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The custodial death of Jeyaraj and his son Fenix in Tamil Nadu sent shock-waves across the country. After this incident, many people are demanding justice for the father-son duo.

Recent reports have revealed that the accused inspector has been suspended. But, no FIR has been filed against inspector Sridhar, and the others involved in the custodial deaths of Jeyaraj and Fenix. The state of the FIR is in 'due process'.

The news update was posted on Twitter by The News Minute's Dhanya Rajendran.

On June 19, police officials in Tamil Nadu claimed that they had found a shop violating the curfew. According to them, the owners -- Jeyaraj and Fenix -- had revolted and had abused them. Reportedly, an FIR had been registered against the duo after they were brought to the police station.

The two -- Jeyaraj and his son Fenix had died within 10 hours of each other, allegedly due to police torture. The police claims however does not seem to match other accounts, including that of eyewitnesses.

The High Court has since ordered videotaping of the post-mortems and had posted the case to June 26.

The Chief Minister said the two police officials allegedly responsible for the deaths had been suspended while the Inspector of Sathankulam was kept under compulsory waiting.

The Tamil Nadu government has announced Rs 10 lakh solatium each to the families of Jayaraj and Benicks and government jobs to one family member of each deceased.

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Published on: Sunday, June 28, 2020, 04:24 PM IST
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