Chennai: The incident of father-son death due to the brutal beating of police during detention in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu has revealed a lot. It is learned that the FIR lodged by the police against him was based on false facts. This has been revealed through CCTV. Due to this incident in Tuticorin, there have been very strong reactions in the country.
In the FIR, the police said that Jayaraj and Bennicks were in the shop. Some people were also standing outside the shop. We requested them to go under the rules of lockdown, others left. But father and son sat there and started abusing them. He warned and asked to be mean with his work. After this, he started lying on the ground, which caused him some injuries.
In the FIR, the police have also told that in view of the lockdown, politely requested them and asked them to leave. Both (father and son) did not listen to us and threatened to kill us. We took both of them to the police station and lodged an FIR. During this time, they prevented us from performing our duty, and also threatened to kill us.
The FIR states that Sub-Inspector Raghu Ganesh has registered a case under sections 188, 269, 294 (b), 353 and 506 (ii) of the IPC.
However, some CCTV footage outside the APJ mobile shop does not match the police statement in the father-son case.
Local people say that when the police called Jayaraj, which he went to them without protesting (this is not available on the video). But, CCTV footage shows his son Phenix (wearing a cream coloured shirt and black pants) and some other people inside the shop and not opposing the police. Contrary to what is stated in the FIR, Bennicks neither opposed nor opposed the efforts of the police by lying in the ground.
Local people say that Jayaraj (father) was first picked up by the police and taken to the police station, after which the son himself went to see his father.
Let us tell you that the police arrested Jayaraj and Bennicks from Satankulam in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu for violating the rules of lockdown. Both died on 23 June in Kovilpatti Hospital. The family alleged that the policemen had brutally beaten the father and son at the Satanakulam police station, which led to his death.