P Jayaraj and his son Bennix , who were arrested for “violating” lockdown norms over the business hours of their cell phone shop, died at a hospital in Thoothukudi’s Kovilpatti on June 23, with the relatives alleging that they were severely thrashed at the Sathankulam police station by the personnel earlier. The incident has triggered a nationwide furore.
“NHRC notice to DGP, Tamil Nadu and SP, Thoothukudi on allegations of the deaths of father-son due to police torture,” the rights panel said in a tweet.
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