TN Government Suspends Five Policemen Over Custodial Death

Published: 12th May 2014 12:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2014 12:14 PM   |  A+A-


Tamil Nadu government on Monday suspended five policemen attached to the Government Railway Police, Villupuram, in connection with the custodial death of an accused on May 7 and announced a cash relief of Rs five lakh to the victim's family.

The accused R Jeyavelu had suffered a heart attack while in custody and died while being rushed to a hospital, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said while expressing sympathies with the family of the victim.

She said five GRP officials, including an inspector, have been placed under suspension and that a probe was on into the matter.

Due action would be taken at the end of the probe, she said in a statement here, adding that the relief would be paid from the Chief Minister's General Relief Fund.

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