After the Madras High Court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Superintendent of Central Jail here in a murder case, he surrendered before the local court on Friday which imprisoned him.
It may be noted that one Jayamurthy of Thavalakuppam was arrested by the Bahour police last August in a motorcycle theft case.
He was allegedly beaten up in the police station and produced before a judge and lodged in the Central Prison. The prison staff also allegedly assaulted him and he was hospitalized in a serious condition and died.
The government ordered a judicial probe on the death and found the police officers and jail staff guilty in the case.
The case was then converted into a murder case against Bahour sub-inspector Gurunathan, an assistant sub-inspector, jail superintendent Bhaskar and jail doctor Ramachandran. The three others are still absconding.