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Deaths in Custody in India Highlight Police Torture

Click to expand Image 'The custodial death of Jayaraj and Bennix (Fenix), 2020', an illustration by artist Siddhesh Gautam. @bakeryprasad/Instagram India’s Madras High Court on Tuesday said there is sufficient evidence to register a case of murder against police officials who allegedly tortured a father and son to death while in custody. The ruling was based on the men’s injuries, as well as the judicial magistrate’s inquiry report. On June 19, police in Tamil Nadu state detained P. Jayaraj, 60, and his son J. Fenix, 31, allegedly for keeping their mobile phone shop open longer than allowed…

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