Chennai, Sept 26 (BPNS)
A woman has lodged a complaint with the Coimbatore city police commissioner that her son was tortured in illegal custody by the Coimbatore police and that the torture has led to kidney failure for the youth.
Dhanalakshmi from Coimbatore who is the mother of R. Jayakumar (22) lodged a complaint with the Coimbatore City police commissioner on Monday stating that her son was tortured by the police. She complained that the youth was suffering from kidney ailment after the police torture and was undergoing dialysis.
The complainant said that the police had taken Jayakumar and seven others in custody on September 16 in a case related to an attempt to murder two persons. The duo were accused in the case related to the murder of Gokul in February 2023 in Coimbatore.
Dhanalakshmi alleged that after the police picked her on up on September 16th, there were no information about his whearabouts but on inquiry it was found that he was at Katoor police station. The family reached the station only to find that he was having injuries on his face. Dhanalakshmi alleged that police took him to many places in illegal custody and beat him up brutally using iron pipes while gagging him. She alleged that during this beating her son’s kidneys were damaged and that blood was found in his urine.
Dhanalakshmi in her complaint said,” The police took him to several places in illegal custody and beat him up using iron pipes and damaged his stomach, thighs and hip. My son was also bleeding while urinating and he was taken to Tiruppur government hospital and from there to Coimbatore Government Medical college hospital and now his health is worsened and he has started dialysis also.”
She told media persons that doctors had informed her that Jayakumar’s kidneys were damaged.
Coimbatore City Police Commissioner, V. Balakrishnan said that an officer in the rank of an Assistant Commissioner would probe the allegations against the police.