Ilavarasan’s father Elangovan has opposed the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to have S R Singaravelu, former judge of the Madras High Court, head the panel to inquire into the death of his son, whose body was found on the railway track in Dharmapuri on Thursday.
Elangovan, who faxed a petition in this regard to Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, said, “We welcome the decision of the government to constitute a commission to probe my son’s death, but we are opposed to Justice Singaravelu as we have come to know that there are several complaints against him that he had worked against Dalits.”
He appealed to the government to constitute a commission headed by retired judge K Chandru.
He reiterated that his son had not committed suicide and alleged that the police were trying to close the case. “If he had committed suicide by falling before the train, the body would have been smashed, but my son had sustained only a head injury. Even if it was a case of suicide, the government should take action against PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss, G K Mani, MLA Kaduvetti Guru, High Court lawyer K Balu and ex-MP Senthil.”
Elangovan and his wife Krishnaveni on Monday also refused to testify before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) saying that they had submitted a petition to Superintendent of Police Asra Garg to change the Investigation Officer, Harur DSP Sampath. Train drivers Sureshkumar and Mohankumar deposed before the SIT on Sunday.