Notice on plea failing to treat youth who lost sight in cop attack

Justice N Sathish Kumar passed the direction on hearing the petition by M Vimala, the mother of the victim who belongs to a fishermen's area in the Triplicane.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court ordered notice to the state government in a contempt petition filed for action against authorities who failed to adhere to the directions of the court to give treatment to a youth who lost left eyesight after he was allegedly attacked by the police during the 2017 marina protest for the Jallikkattu event.

Justice N Sathish Kumar passed the direction on hearing the petition by M Vimala, the mother of the victim who belongs to a fishermen's area in the Triplicane.

The petitioner submitted through her advocate R Tirumoorthy that her son was brutally assaulted by the police when he was at his house during the jallikkattu protest in Marina on January 28, 2017.

She further noted that her son's left eye was injured in the assault and subsequently the boy lost his vision.

On January 5, 2022, the Madras HC ordered the chief secretary, home department secretary, director of government ophthalmic eye hospital and dean of Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital, Chennai to be treated either by surgery or transplantation youth within two months to set the right eye.

As the treatment has not been provided to the youth, the petitioner filed a contempt plea seeking action against the officials who erred in implementing the order of the court.

Therefore the judge ordered notice to all the official respondents to file their responses on October 17.

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