Thoothukudi SP removed after alleged custodial deaths, S Jeyakumar to take charge

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu) [India], June 30 (ANI): S Jeyakumar will take charge as Superintendent of Police (SP) Thoothukudi.

This comes after Arun Balagopalan was removed from the post after a father and son allegedly died in police custody here which invoked national outrage.

P Jayaraj and his son J Benicks were picked up by police and put in Kovilpatti sub-jail on June 21 as they had kept their mobile phone accessories shop in the Sathankulam main bazaar area open during the curfew timing of the coronavirus-induced lockdown. (ANI)