Police constable dies after murder accused hurls country bomb in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district

The 28-year-old constable was part of a five-member special police team that was trying to arrest a double murder accused near Murapanadu.

18 Aug 2020

Build memorial for freedom fighters: Residents urge govt

With the symbol of honour in a dilapidated state, several Udangudi residents and the relatives demanded the State government construct a manimandapam, honouring the 26 freedom fighters.

15 Aug 2020

Tamil Nadu's State tree in the palms of brick kilns' hands?

Activists blame unchecked felling by kilns for the disappearance of the Palm tree, once the backbone of the rural economy.

10 Aug 2020

How do shrinking grasslands along Thamirabarani affect flora and fauna?

In the last column of the two-part series that focuses on the shrinking Thamirabarani grasslands, experts talk about threat to the flora and fauna.

04 Aug 2020

No space for cattle as industries take over grassland along Thamirabarani

The prospects of cattle herding and the flora and fauna along Thamirabarani look bleak as the grasslands along the river are being converted for purposes such as industrial growth.

03 Aug 2020

Custodial torture victim urges to withdraw FIR

Yakobu Raj, hailing from Meerankulam, was booked under sections 294(b) (uttering filth), 387 (extortion) and 506(ii) (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, based on a complaint given by Mahendran.

30 Jul 2020

Sathankulam: Yet another torture case

“The next morning, SI Balakrishnan thrashed me on buttocks until I bled. Three hours later, Ragu beat me up even as I was bleeding.

16 Jul 2020

Sathankulam custodial death case: Tamil Nadu CB-CID arrests five more cops

The arrests come even as the CBI has registered two cases and a team is set to visit Thoothukudi and take over the investigation.

09 Jul 2020

Would Jeyaraj and Beniks be alive if Sathankulam police's caste bias had been checked?

The problem started when a small group of Konar youth from Peikulam started instigating tensions between different communities in the run up to the local body elections.

09 Jul 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: All five accused cops shifted to Madurai Central Prison

Thoothukudi SP S Jeyakumar said that he has provided escort vehicles to shift the five policemen to Madurai central prison, as requested by the Tamil Nadu Prison Department.

06 Jul 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: Friends of Police involved had no authorised IDs

The Friends of Police volunteers allegedly involved in the custodial death of the father-son duo did not have authorised identity cards, if sources are to be believed.

06 Jul 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: CB-CID plans to take custody of five accused

Investigation is on all angles & statements from more than 10 witnesses collected, says IG 

05 Jul 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: Man tortured by Sub Inspector Raghu suffered brain damage?

S Mahendran, the deceased, was allegedly tortured by sub inspector Raghu Ganesh, who is now an accused in the custodial torture and murder of father-son duo Jeyaraj and Beniks.

04 Jul 2020

Spoke about Jeyaraj and Beniks' custodial torture as I wanted to be honest in my duty, says Sathankulam policewoman

According to the report, only after much coaxing did she confirm that the two men were thrashed the whole night. She told the magistrate that the blood of the victims was found on the lathis.

01 Jul 2020

‘You cannot do anything’: Cop's disparaging comments to judicial magistrate shocks Sathankulam custody death victims' family

One of the police officers had made a disparaging remark against the JM, using crude language to say that he would not be able to do anything.

01 Jul 2020