Increasing custodial deaths! Policemen suspended!!

The incident in which Rajasekar, who was in custody was killed at the Kodungaiyur police station in Chennai has shocked the public. The Chennai Police Commissioner has ordered the suspension of 5 policemen who arrested him. Further, the case of custodial death has been transferred to the CBCID.

A total of 23 cases have been registered against 33-year-old Rajasekar alias Appu from the Alamathi area in Tiruvallur district at Sholavaram, Vyasarpadi, MKB Nagar, Tank Factory and Thiruninravur police stations. Kodungaiyur police from Manali station have taken Rajasekar to investigate the jewellery theft case.

“He was allegedly taken to a police booth and was being interrogated when he developed uneasiness and collapsed. He was taken to a nearby private hospital from where he was shifted to Government Stanley hospital, where he was declared brought dead”, the Times of India reported.

His relatives were rushed to the hospital after hearing of Rajasekar’s death. The family alleges that Rajasekar, who was picked up two days ago, was illegally detained by the police and was tortured in custody. However, the police said that he fainted due to his poor health.

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Regarding Rajasekar’s death, MP Thol. Thirumavalavan said, “Atrocities have taken place at the Kodungaiyur police station in Chennai that resulted in the custodial death of Rajasekar. The police officers responsible for his death should be immediately suspended and charged with murder and imprisoned under the National Security Act”, he tweeted.

SHO George Miller Ponraj, Sub-Inspector Kanniyappan, Chief Constables Jayasekar, Manivannan and Constable Sathyamoorthy have been suspended in connection with the death of Rajasekar in Kodungaiyur. The Chennai Police Commissioner, who has started an inquiry into Rajasekar’s death, has transferred it to the CBCID.

Earlier, Vignesh, a 25-year-old youth, was tortured to death at the General Secretariat Colony police station. Now, another custodial death has happened in the Kodungaiyur police station.

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