Custodial death: SHRC takes suo motu cognisance

Chennai: State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) took suo motu cognizance of news reports about the custodial death of S Rajasekar, at the hands of Kodungaiyur police personnel.

After S Rajasekar’s alleged custodial death, five police officers were suspended and the case was transferred to the Crime Branch-CID for further investigation.

The suspended officers are George Miller Ponraj who is the Inspector of the station, Sub Inspector Kanniyappan, head constables Jayasekhar and Manivannan, and Grade I police constable Sathiyamoorthy.