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'Beyond acceptable': Sunil Chhetri condemns alleged custodial deaths of father-son in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi

MSN 2020-06-30 07:46:00

The alleged custodial deaths of a man and his son who were arrested for violating lockdown restrictions in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district on June 19 has sparked protests across parts of the state.

Condemning the act, Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri has sought justice for the family, saying that what happened to the father-son duo is 'beyond acceptable'.

"What happened with Jeyaraj and Fenix is beyond acceptable. Nothing will give them their lives back, but justice should set a precedent and a very strong one at that. #JeyarajandFenix," Chhetri tweeted.

 June 28, 2020

P Jayaraj (59) and his son J Benicks (31) were picked up by police and put in Kovilpatti sub-jail on June 21 as they had kept their mobile phone accessories shop in the Sathankulam main bazaar area open during the curfew timing of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

The father and son were admitted to the Kovilpatti government hospital on June 22. While the son died on the same night, the father breathed his last on June 23 morning.