VELLORE: A 45-year-old woman from Kallavur village in Jawadhi Hills of Tirupattur taluk petitioned district collector R Nanthagopal, on Wednesday, to investigate the death of her husband Loganathan (55) who passed away in an Andhra Pradesh prison, a couple of days back. Poonkodi alleged that Loganthan was frisked away by the AP police two years back from Tirupati, where he had gone on a pilgrimage, on charges of involvement in red sanders smuggling.
According to Murugesan, a farmer of the same village who is a social worker and who had accompanied Poonkodi and her family members to the collectorate on Thursday, said that Poonkodi had met her husband in the Chittoor prison at least ten times in the last two years and had found Loganathan in good health.
But on Wednesday, she received information from the Chittor prison that Loganathan had passed away. Murugesan said that police gave no further information about how Loganathan died.
Led by panchayat president Karpaga Thukan, around 20 residents of the village met the Tirupattur RDO on Thursday and submitted a petition seeking investigation into the death. They also proceeded to the collectorate on the same day and submitted the same petition to the collector, Murugesan said. He added that Poonkodi and her relatives had gone to Chittoor to collect the body of her husband.