The Sunday Leader

Alleged Police Torture Exposed In Court

by Easwaran Rutnam

Alleged police torture was taken up at the Mallakam court last week where it was alleged that the Chunnakam police had assaulted and killed a suspect in 2011 and later turned the murder into suicide.

Witnesses identified the policemen involved in the murder and the court later ordered the arrest of the policemen involved.

In November 2011 a group of youth was arrested following claims that they were holding an event to commemorate the LTTE.

The youth had denied claims they were commemorating the LTTE but yet five of them were arrested. The court was told that they were detained in a cell and tortured by policemen and army intelligence officers.

The youth claimed that they were beaten and tortured mercilessly while one boy had his body stretched between two tables.

The boy, identified as Suman, was asked by the police if he wanted a separate state, while he was being tortured.

The Mallakam court was told that while being assaulted, Suman began to bleed from his nose and mouth and had succumbed to his injuries.

The body was thrown into the Iranamadu tank and later the police claimed that the boy had committed suicide.

The Mallakam court ordered a full investigation into the claims and for a report to be submitted to court on October 24.


1 Comment for “Alleged Police Torture Exposed In Court”

  1. kudson

    death sentence to the murderers involved

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