Chennai ∙ After a break, another death in custody in Chennai. Akash, a native of Ayanavaram, died after being taken into police custody and undergoing treatment in an unconscious state. The family alleged that Akash was brutally beaten in police custody. Akash is the third person to be killed in the custody of the Chennai police in four months.
Akash is on the rowdy list of the Chennai City Police. Railway employee Balakrishna Murthy’s car window was found broken last day. Autori police took Akash into custody for the investigation of this case. A few hours later, the police called his sister to take away Akash, who was drunk.
Akash was unconscious and was immediately admitted to Kilpok Medical College Hospital by his family. He died last night while undergoing treatment. Later, the family filed a complaint alleging that custodial beating was the cause of death. Based on this, a departmental inquiry was started. .
On June 13, a man named Rajasekharan died after being beaten up in a similar manner at the Kodunkaiyur police station. In the case, 5 policemen including the inspector in charge of the station were suspended. On April 18, a young man named Vignesh who was riding a horse in Marina was killed at Secretariat G-5 station. The policemen including the inspector in charge of the station were arrested for murder in this case.
English Summary: Custody Death In Tamil Nadu