CPM state secretary K Balakrishnan on Tuesday sought CB-CID probe into the death of a 25-year-old Kumaresan, who died on June 27, which was also alleged to be a custodial torture by Veerakeralampudur police in Tenkasi.
Vellore: In a statement here, Balakrishnan announced the protest demonstrations across Tenkasi district to press for the demand on Wednesday. He said that Kumaresan’s father claimed that his 25-year-old son died following torture by the police during enquiry. He said that while the state is yet to come out of the shock over the deaths of a father-son duo due to alleged police brutality at Sathankulam, the allegation made by Navaneethakrishnan, hailing from Veerakeralampudur in Tenkasi district has come as a fresh blow. He cited Navaneethakrishnan’s complaint that when Kumaresan visited the Veerakeralampudur police station twice in May in connection with a land dispute, he was brutally assaulted allegedly by a SI and a constable. Following the assault, Kumaresan was admitted to Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital where he died on June 27, Balakrishnan said, citing the plaint.