The custodial deaths of two traders, Jayaraj P and his son J Benicks, have led to outrage in entire country. A day after reports of the violent torture and death of two shopkeepers at the hands of Tamil Nadu Police, residents of the state as well as others on social media have been seeking action against the cops responsible for the deaths.
On Monday, police officers picked up P Jayaraj, who ran a mobile phone repair shop with his son Benicks as the store was open beyond coronavirus lockdown curfew. Those in the know said police had assaulted both of them at the police station. Eyewitnesses also claim that the cops inserted metal objects into one of the victims’ rectum.
The victims died in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday at the hospital after spending a brief period at the jail post being remanded to judicial custody.
Now cricketers have come out and spoken against these atrocities committed by the police.
Shikhar Dhawan was the first to tweet about it. He wrote, “Horrified to hear about the brutality inflicted upon Jeyaraj & Fenix in Tamil Nadu. We must raise our voice and make sure justice is given to the family. Folded hands #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix.”
Horrified to hear about the brutality inflicted upon Jeyaraj & Fenix in Tamil Nadu. We must raise our voice and make sure justice is given to the family. 🙏 #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 26, 2020
அடிப்பவனுக்கு தேவை ஆயுதம். வலிப்பவருக்கு தேவை காரணம்.இனத்துக்காக, மதத்துக்காக,நிறத்துக்காகன்னு போய், இப்போ எதுக்கு சாகுறோம்னே தெரியாம செத்துப் போயிட்டாங்க அப்பாவும் மகனும்.கடந்து செல்வது எளிதல்ல, நீதி கிடைக்காமல் மறந்து செல்வது மனிதமல்ல. மனிதம் எங்கே#JusticeforJayarajAndFenix
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 27, 2020
Harbhajan Singh too wrote a message on Twitter in Tamil on the same issue.