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AIADMK demands CBI probe into the alleged custodial death at Tiruvannamalai

- April 29, 2022

Chennai, April 29 (BPNS)

The Opposition AIADMK has demanded the Tamil Nadu government transfer the custodial death allegation at Tiruvannamalai to the CBI. The leader of the opposition in the state assembly, Edappadi K. Palaniswami raised the issue during zero hours in the state legislative assembly on Friday.

The Opposition leader also demanded compensation for the family of the victim.

It may be recalled that a 47-year-old person, K. Thangamani of Thattaranai village of Tiruvannamalai district was picked up by the Prohibition enforcement wing of Tamil Nadu police on charges of possessing illicit liquor. He was arrested by the police on April 27th.

Thangamani who was remanded at Tiruvannamalai sub- jail complained of breathlessness and was admitted to the Tiruvannamalai medical college hospital where he succumbed to death on April 27th. The wife of Thangamani and his relatives leveled allegations that the body had injury marks and that action be taken against the concerned police officers and refused to accept the body after postmortem.

However, with the intervention of Tiruvannamalai district collector, the Tiruvannamalai district superintendent of Police directed the police to conduct an investigation on the allegation of custodial death.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin while replying to the Opposition leader, Edappadi K. Palaniswami said that the autopsy of the body was conducted in the presence of a judicial magistrate and investigation would be conducted on the basis of the report.

He said that all the details regarding the death of Thangamani would be revealed to the house after the report of the autopsy is obtained.