Tuticorin custodial death: Khushbu to Jayam Ravi, celebs demand justice

Tuticorin custodial death: Khushbu to Jayam Ravi, celebs demand justice

The entire world joined hands and demanded justice for the death of George Floyd due to police brutality. Back home, the death of Tuticorin father-son duo allegedly in police custody has caused a furor across Tamil Nadu. On June 19, P Jayaraj (59) and his son Fenix (31) were picked up for questioning by the cops in Sathankulam police for violating lockdown rules. The police said that the duo kept their mobile shop open during the lockdown.

They were allegedly beaten to death by the police. Fenix died at the Kovilpatti General Hospital on June 22, while his father died on June 23. After the news broke, people across Tamil Nadu condemned the police brutality and demanded justice for the family. Many celebrities including Khushbu, Jayam Ravi, and director Karthik Subbaraj took to Twitter to demand justice. Actress-politician Khushbu Sundar took to Twitter and wrote, "Will we and can we see law taking its course and punishing the guilty without any further delay in #Jeyaraj and #Fenix case? The culprits cannot and should not getaway. A family has lost their most loved ones. Justice delayed is justice denied. #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix (sic).".

Actor Jayam Ravi called it an inhuman act and demanded justice for the same. "#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix No one is above the law, justice must be done for this inhuman act (sic)," he wrote.