Custodial death of differently abled man: Case transferred to CB-CID, CM orders solatium to kin

  • | Monday | 17th January, 2022

Chennai, Jan 17 (PTI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Monday ordered the transfer of the case pertaining to the alleged custodial death of a differently abled man, after being arrested in connection with a theft case in Namakkal, to the Crime Branch CID (CB-CID) for investigation and ordered a solatium of Rs 10 lakh to his kin. The Chief Minister, while condoling the death, ordered the release of Rs 10 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund to the family of the deceased Prabhakaran, an official release here said. Prabhakaran of Karuppur and his wife Hamsa were recently arrested by the Senthamangalam police in connection with the theft of jewellery from the house of a grocery merchant and remanded in Namakkal sub jail on January 11. The following day he was admitted to the Namakkal Government Hospital for some health issues and later admitted to the Salem Government Hospital Neurology Department for intensive care. He died on the night of January 12. Following this, the Salem range DIG (in-charge) ordered the suspension of two sub inspectors of police and a head constable in connection with the alleged death of Prabhakaran, the release said. PTI JSP BN BN

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