Madurai: One of the 10 policemen arrested in connection with the custodial torture and murder of a father-son duo at Sathankulam in Thoothukudi district has died of COVID-19, police said.
Special sub-inspector Paul Durai (56) died at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) in Madurai early Monday.
Paul Durain was one of the 10 policemen arrested in connection with the alleged custodial torture of P Jeyaraj and his son Bennicks at the Sathankulam police station in Tuticorin district in June. Their death in a government hospital a few days later caused national outrage.
Paul Durai was earlier lodged at the central prison here and admitted to the GRH after he tested positive for the coronavirus last month. His wife had petitioned the city police seeking permission to shift her husband to Kanyakumari for medical attention.
The CBI is presently pursuing the case after the Tamil Nadu government handed over the probe to the premier agency from the state's CB-CID following the outrage over the traders' death....