Tamil Nadu

Stalin transfers probe into death of a man with disability to CB-CID

Special Correspondent January 17, 2022 15:44 IST
Updated: January 17, 2022 15:44 IST

The Chief Minister also announced a solatium of ₹10 lakh to the bereaved family

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Monday ordered the transfer of probe into the death of a man with disability while in judicial custody, to the Crime Branch, Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID). He also announced that a solatium of ₹10 lakh would be given to the bereaved family from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund.

Kumar, a resident of Kottapatti village near Harur in Dharmapuri district, was arrested by the police recently on charges of stealing gold ornaments at Senthamangalam in Namakkal district in November.

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Subsequently, the police also arrested Prabhakaran, a man with disability, and his wife Hamsa on January 11 and they were remanded in judicial custody in Namakkal sub-jail. On January 12, Prabhakaran complained he was unwell and was taken to Namakkal Government Hospital where he died in the night.

“In this connection, two Sub-Inspectors and one head constable attached to the Senthamangalam police station were placed under suspension by the Salem Range DIG (in-charge),” an official release pointed out, adding that the Chief Minister had transferred the probe to the CB-CID.

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