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The case, earlier registered under sections of suspicious death, was modified to a murder case after the post-mortem found 13 injuries on the body

All India Written by J Sam Daniel StalinUpdated: May 07, 2022 8:51 am IST

Chennai: Several Tamil Nadu police personnel are set to be arrested for murder in connection with the custodial death of a 25-year-old man in Chennai.

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சென்னையில் இளைஞர் விக்னேஷ் காவல் நிலையத்தில் மர்மமான முறையில் உயிரிழந்த நிலையில், அவரும் அவரது நண்பரும் காவல் துறையினால் எப்படி தாக்கப்பட்டார்கள் என்ற விவரங்களை வெளியிட்டுள்ளார் மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பகத்தின் ஹென்றி டிஃபேன்.




காவல் சித்ரவதைக்கு எதிரான கூட்டியக்கம் வாக்குமூலங்கள் சென்னை உயர் நீதிமன்ற தலைமை நீதிபதி, மாநில மனித உரிமைகள் ஆணையத்தின் தலைவர், தமிழ்நாடு மாநில சட்டப்பணிகள் ஆணைக்குழு தலைவர் ஆகியோருக்கு அனுப்பி வைக்கப்பட்டிருக்கின்றன.

சென்னையில் சமீபத்தில் நிகழ்ந்த விக்னேஷ் என்ற இளைஞரின் லாக்அப் மரணம் தொடர்பாக, பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள், சாட்சிகள் ஆகியோரின் வாக்குமூலங்களைக் காவல் சித்ரவதைக்கு எதிரான கூட்டியக்கம் சென்னையில் இன்று வெளியிட்டது.

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A joint action committee against custodial torture comprising advocates and social workers on Saturday released a fact-finding report on the custodial of death of Vignesh, 25, in a city police station recently and said that it was a clear case of death due to custodial torture. They demanded the arrest of police personnel responsible for his death.

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After nearly 10 days of Vignesh's alleged custodial death, the key eyewitness in the case and the deceased's family gave details about the case and demanded justice.

The deceased's counsel too raised a few questions and demanded the police officers be suspended. The eyewitness, auto driver Prabhu, who was taking Vignesh and Suresh alias Ramesh, recalls the horrors he faced.

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Vignesh, 22, of Pattinapakkam, chennai, died unexpectedly while being questioned at the police station. In this context, People's watch Director Henry Thieben, human rights activists Sudharamalingam, BS Ajitha, and Jimraj Milton told reporters in chennai yesterday on behalf of the Joint Movement Against police Torture: "In this case, a murder case should be registered against the police concerned, and a police inspector should be arrested under the Prevention of Torture Act."

 

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Chennai: While the custodial death of V Vignesh is being investigated by a judicial magistrate and the CB-CID separately, the forum for Joint Action Against Custodial Torture-Tamil Nadu, made the brothers of the deceased, and the auto driver, narrate the ordeal since Vignesh’s death.

‘Police forced us to accept cash to see Vignesh’s face’

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A week after a 25-year-old youth died after allegedly being beaten up at a police station in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, his brother claimed the police offered the family Rs 1 lakh to remain silent on the case.

V Vignesh died on April 19, a day after he and his friend were detained for allegedly possessing drugs near Kellys area in the city.

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The committee demands arrest of police personnel responsible for the man’s death

A joint action committee against custodial torture comprising advocates and social workers on Saturday released a fact-finding report on the custodial of death of Vignesh, 25, in a city police station recently and said that it was a clear case of death due to custodial torture. They demanded the arrest of police personnel responsible for his death.

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He also countered the police's claims that his brother had died of 'fits', asserting that he never suffered from the problem throughout his life.

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