S. Muthuletchumi (42), wife of ‘Varichiyur' Selvam, has filed a writ petition in the Madras High Court Bench here seeking protection for her husband. Alleging that she and her family members were detained by the police illegally between March 6 and 10 in order to find out the whereabouts of her husband who was arrested in a lodge in Dindigul on March 12, she claimed that he was beaten up brutally by the police. The police wanted to kill her husband to “appease somebody.”

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