Tuticorin custodial deaths: Rahul Gandhi demands justice, says tragic to see cops becoming oppressors

Tuticorin custodial deaths: Rahul Gandhi said police brutality is a terrible crime. It’s a tragedy when our protectors turn into oppressors.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (File photo)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday appealed to the Tamil Nadu government to ensure that justice is delivered to the family members of the two people who died due to police brutality inside a prision in Tuticorin.

In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, “Police brutality is a terrible crime. It’s a tragedy when our protectors turn into oppressors. I offer my condolences to the family of the victims and appeal to the government to ensure justice.”

The victims, a father-son duo, died due to police brutality in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. Media reports also suggest that they were brutally sexually assaulted in police custody.

The father-son duo was 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 the son ill and died at the Kovilpatti General Hospital on June 22, his father died on the morning of June 23.

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