#JusticeforJayarajAndFenix: Celebrities React To The Police Brutality In Tamil Nadu!

This incident is absolutely unacceptable!

In a turn of shocking events, shopkeeper Jayaraj and his son Bennicks were brutally hit by the Police officials. The father-son duo’s murder in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) has sparked massive outrage across the state. The hashtag #JusticeforJayarajandFenix has been the topmost trend in Tamil Nadu. The name Fenix has been mistaken for Bennicks and have been trending.

The two were picked up for questioning by cops of the Sathankulam police station for allegedly violating lockdown rules. They later died in police custody. On June 19th, Jayaraj and Bennicks, 31 (mistakenly referred to as Fenix) were taken into custody for keeping the mobile accessories shop beyond permissible hours. On June 22, Bennicks fell ill and was moved to the Kovilpatti General Hospital where he died. A day later, his father also died. The allegation is that they thrashed and tortured by the police while in custody, leading to their deaths. Some media reports also suggest that the duo was sexually assaulted in police custody.

Voicing their opinions various public figures to social media to express their grief:



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