Threatened and compelled to delete video on Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Radio host Suchitra

Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, July 12

A radio jockey’s clip describing the graphic particulars of police torture on the current Tuticorin custodial deaths in Tamil Nadu triggered nationwide outrage.

The submit was deleted after it reached lakhs of individuals.

The radio jockey, Suchitra, revealed she was requested to delete the submit by the state police which was probing the case till it was taken over by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

RJ Suchitra, who goes by one title, tweeted: “The CB-CID (Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department) called. And threatened arrest for spreading fake news with intent to cause anarchy. Deleted the video under the advise of my lawyer who said they are definitely capable of doing it. Please watch this case people – there’s a lot of foul play being employed.”

“Deleting the video is not important. This is what worries me – they told me the post mortem report says none of what I’ve said in the video, happened. A true post mortem is CRUCIAL. Media, pls dont rest until u get a copy,” she stated in one other submit.

Several celebs together with actor Priyanka Chopra had voiced their anger after listening to the radio host share the alleged police brutality.

In a press release shared on social media, the CB-CID stated, “In this video, she falsely exaggerated and sensationalised the chain of events and her allegations seems to be as figment of imagination and is not backed up by any proof.”

“The video is promoting hatred against the police. Ms Suchitra has taken down these falsified contents on it being flagged to her,” it added.

Father and son duo J Jayaraj, 59, and Beniks Immanuel, 31, have been arrested on June 19 for allegedly violating lockdown guidelines by holding their retailers open past eight pm.

The household alleges they have been tortured on the police station the entire evening. While on the Kovilpatti Sub Jail, Beniks complained of chest ache on the June 22 and died at a hospital the identical evening. His father who had a extreme fever, died the following day on the similar hospital. With mounting nationwide outrage over the incident, the case was transferred to the CBI.

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