Additional Commissioner of Police (North) TS Anbu said that the cause of death was not police torture and that the deceased had sustained the injuries before being brought into custody.
Kodungaiyur custodial death: Family claims injuries on body, SHRC orders report from Chennai top cop
Although police claimed they had picked up Rajasekar for questioning in a jewellery theft case on Saturday morning, his family claimed he was taken into custody on Sunday morning.
Just weeks after a major fire broke out in Perungudi dumpyard, the Kodungaiyur dumpyard in North Chennai caught fire on Friday.
Residents of Kodungaiyur have urged the Corporation to desilt the canal at North Avenue Road as it has turned into a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Earlier, a police constable and a head constable were placed under suspension in connection with the case.
However, on Saturday, Abdul Rahim posted on social media claiming he was allegedly assaulted by the police on Friday night.