Tuticorin deaths: Many injuries on bodies of father-son, evidence to register FIR against cops, says HC

The Madras High Court on Tuesday said that there were several injuries found on the bodies of the father-son duo, which can be taken as prima facie evidence for filing charges of murder against the cops.

Madras High Court (Photo: PTI)

The Madras High Court has said that based on the postmortem report of a father-son duo, alleged victims of police torture, there is prima-facie evidence to register an FIR against Sathankulam cops.

The High Court on Tuesday said that there were several injuries found on the bodies of the two men and that can be taken as prima facie for filing charges.

The post mortem reports of of Jayaraj and Bennix were submitted before the court on Tuesday, following which the HC bench said that there are grounds for registering a case against the police officials involved.

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court also asked Tirunelveli IG if it will be possible to take up the case until it is handed over to CBI.

The three police officers, who are facing contempt of court, have been given four weeks by the Madras High Court to provide an explanation.

(This is a breaking story. More details awaited)

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