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Tamil Nadu: Autorickshaw driver dies after being thrashed

DMK MP Kanimozhi wears a mask with a message, in solidarity with Tuticorin custodial victims, in Tuticorin districtDMK MP Kanimozhi wears a mask with a message, in solidarity with Tuticorin custodial victims, in Tuticorin district
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Close on the heels of the death of a father-son duo in Tuticorin allegedly after being thrashed by police,an autorickshaw driver died in Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu on Sunday, days after being allegedly assaulted by the men in uniform.

Chennai: Close on the heels of the death of a father-son duo in Tuticorin allegedly after being thrashed by police,an autorickshaw driver died in Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu on Sunday, days after being allegedly assaulted by the men in uniform.

The victim, Kumaresan, died at the Tirunelveli Government hospital on Saturday where he was admitted with injuries after being allegedly assaulted on June 12 and two police personnel have been booked in this connection, police said.

The deceased man had appeared at the local police station in connection with a dispute and soon after he was allegedly thrashed by the cops, the victim's father had filed a complaint with the district police chief.

DMK President M K Stalin slammed the incident, asking if Chief Minister K Palaniswami has "handed over" the state to the police. Meanwhile, in an another incident, a construction worker from Ettayapuram in Tuticorin district died by suicide after being allegedly assaulted by police.

Earlier, in Tuticorin, a man and his son died at a government hospital after they were allegedly thrashed by police at the Sathankulam police station, before they were lodged in a sub-jail.

P Jayaraj and his son Fennix, arrested for 'violating' lockdown norms over business hours of their cellphone shop, died at a hospital in Kovilpatti on June 23, with their relatives alleging they were severely thrashed at Sathankulam police station by police personnel earlier.

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