The deaths of father and son in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, allegedly in police custody led to massive outrage and demands for justice on social media.
Reports state that the father and son were arrested last Friday for keeping their mobile phone shop in Tuticorin open beyond permitted hours. Their relatives alleged that they were severely beaten at the Sathankulam police station by police personnel. Now many celebrities have strongly reacted to the episode.
Global icon Priyanka Chopra wrote on Twitter, “Reeling from what I’m hearing. Absolutely stunned, sad, and angry. No human being deserves such brutality, whatever be their crime. The guilty must not be allowed to go unpunished. We need facts. I cannot even begin to imagine what the family must be going through. Sending strength and prayers. We need to use our collective voices to seek #JusticeForJayarajandBennicks (sic).”
While her sister Parineeti Chopra said, “We go to the police when we are in danger. How can they BE the danger? Every single cop involved in their death needs to pay for this. I cannot imagine the pain the father and son went through.”
Anushka Sharma wrote, “Hope this is investigated thoroughly and justice prevails.” “What happened to a father and son at the hands of those policemen is wrong at every human level and every single person irrespective of place of origin or political belief needs to stand up for them. It is plain horrific and wrong. DEMAND action,” wrote Vir Das.
So far, two sub-inspectors and four policemen have been suspended and an inspector has been benched by the state government.