File photos of P Jayaraj, 60, and J Bennix, 31.
P Jeyaraj and his son Bennicks, arrested for ‘violating’ lockdown norms over business hours of their cellphone shop, died at a hospital in Kovilpatti on June 23.
- Last Updated: June 30, 2020, 11:44 AM IST
Chennai: There is enough evidence of assault on the bodies of Jayaraj and his son Bennix, the Madras High Court said on Tuesday.
“There is prima facie evidence of having case registered against police officers who assaulted the father-son duo,” the court said.
P Jayaraj and his son Bennix, arrested for ‘violating’ lockdown norms over business hours of their cellphone shop, died at a hospital in Kovilpatti on June 23, with the relatives alleging that they were severely thrashed at the Sathankulam police station by police personnel earlier.
The incident had triggered a furore in the state, leading to the suspension of four policemen, including two sub-inspectors