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).".
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 get away. A family has lost their most loved ones. Justice delayed is justice denied. #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix— KhushbuSundar ❤️ (@khushsundar) June 26, 2020
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.
What happened in Saththankulam is HORRIBLE!! Insult to Humanism... The accused officials needs to be Punished and Justice has to be given to those poor souls.... Some Humans are more dangerous than Viruses!!#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) June 25, 2020
பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்களின் பக்கம் நிற்க்காமல், மிக கொடூரமாக நிகழ்த்தபட்டிருக்கும் சாத்தான் குளம் தந்தை, மகன் படுகொலைக்கு அவர்களின் உடல் நலக்குறைபாடு தான் காரணம் என்று அறிக்கை விடுத்து, படுகொலைக்கு காரணமான காவலர்களை காப்பதற்க்கு துணியும் தமிழக அரசே! நீங்கள் தான் மக்களின் அரசா??— pa.ranjith (@beemji) June 25, 2020
Terrified to hear the brutality inflicted upon Jeyaraj & Fenix.— D.IMMAN (@immancomposer) June 26, 2020
Totally inhuman and couldn’t digest the torture they must’ve gone thru.Let’s raise our voices for this ruthless act India! Jeyaraj and Fenix are the George Floyd of India.#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix
இது நடக்குமா ?— Shanthnu ஷாந்தனு Buddy (@imKBRshanthnu) June 25, 2020
Total Injustice ...
ஜார்ஜ் ஃபிலாய்டுக்கு நடந்தது அநீதி என்றால் .. தூத்துக்குடியில் இன்னிக்கு நம்ம ஆளு ஒருத்தருக்கு இதே நடந்துருக்கு, @CMOTamilNadu We need Justice #Thoothukudidistrictpolice pic.twitter.com/4j1AOTfxrC