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TN custody deaths: Cops arrested, face murder charge

The Tamil Nadu Police’s Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) have arrested five suspended policemen working in Sathankulam police station in Tuticorin district for the murder of P. Jeyaraj and his son J. Bennicks, officials said.

The CBCID also altered the first information report (FIR) registered on the death of Jeyaraj and Bennicks as a murder case from the earlier charge of suspicious death.

Police have registered the case as two separate murders while security has been provided for Revathy, the policewomen who had deposed before a Magistrate that the father and son were beaten throughout the June 19 night by the police at Sathankulam police station.

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