Bollywood has condemned the alleged police brutality on a father-son duo and their eventual death in judicial custody, in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district.
The father-son duo of Jayaraj and Benicks, aka Fenix, died in judicial custody earlier this week after alleged police torture.
Condemning the incident, Priyanka Chopra shared: “Reeling from what I am hearing. Absolutely stunned, sad and angry. No human being deserves such brutality, whatever be the crime. The guilty must not be allowed to go unpunished. We need facts. I cannot even begin to imagine what the family must be going through. Sending strength and prayers. We need to use our collective voices to seek #JusticeForJayarajandBennicks.”
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 26, 2020
“This might just be one case out of many but it takes only one case to begin the snowball effect. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix. It could’ve been anyone we know. Details are scary and gut wrenching,” tweeted Taapsee Pannu.
“Hope this is investigated thoroughly and justice prevails,” shared Anushka Sharma in her Instagram story.
“We go to the police when we are in danger. How can they BE the danger? Every single cop involved in their death needs to pay for this. I cannot imagine the pain the father and son went through. #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix,” shared Parineeti Chopra.
We go to the police after we are in hazard. How can they BE the hazard? Every single cop concerned in their death must pay for this. I can’t think about the ache the daddy and son went via. #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) June 27, 2020
Disha Patani shared a cartoon displaying police beating up two folks. It is captioned: “The unchained animals”.
“That’s so sad, please give justice,” wrote the actress.
Rakul Preet Singh wrote: “This is heartbreaking .I am disgusted. This kind of brutality is inhuman and no one has the right to treat another life in this manner .Makes me sick to the stomach. Strength to the family members of the deceased .This should not be tolerated. I demand #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix.”
This is heartbreaking .I’m disgusted. This type of brutality is inhuman and nobody has the suitable to deal with one other life in this way .Makes me sick to the abdomen. Strength to the relations of the deceased .This shouldn’t be tolerated. I demand #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix https://t.co/pPwC2ME8Vr
— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) June 27, 2020
Actors Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Kharbanda, Gauhar Khan and a number of others shared a video of a radio jockey from Chennai who describes how the father-son have been killed alleging police brutality.
Sharing the video, Kiara Advani posted: “Absolutely horrific. #JusticeForJayarajAndFenix.”
“The cops need to be arrested for murder charges. This isn’t torture by cops, this is what rapists do. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix,” expressed Esha Gupta.
The two police officers allegedly chargeable for the deaths have been suspended whereas the Inspector of Sathankulam was saved underneath obligatory ready.
Reacting to the identical, actor Abhishek Banerjee posted: “Transfer isn’t the punishment. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix.”
Actor and standup comic Vir Das tweeted: “What happened to a father and son at the hands of those policemen is wrong at every human level and every single person irrespective of place of origin or political belief needs to stand up for them. It is plain horrific and wrong. DEMAND action. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix”
What occurred to a father and son by the hands of these policemen is incorrect at each human degree and each single individual no matter place of birth or political perception wants to face up for them. It is apparent horrific and incorrect. DEMAND motion. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) June 26, 2020
“This has to stop. #policebrutality” wrote filmmaker Zoya Akhtar condemning the incident.
“Heartbreaking to read about extreme police brutality. How can the force that is meant to protect citizens be so vindictive towards the citizens? So barbaric and so cruel. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix,” shared filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava.
The father-son duo of Jayaraj and Benicks have been booked for not closing their cell store in time on June 19. They have been lodged in the Kovilpatti jail on June 21. The father and son, P Jayaraj (59) and Bennicks (31), have been arrested by Sathankulam police for allegedly violating lockdown norms on June 19. According to the cops, they’d saved their cell store open throughout coronavirus lockdown. They have been allegedly overwhelmed to death by the cops. As per some media stories, the kin of the deceased father-son duo alleged that they have been sexually assaulted by the police.
Jayaraj died on June 22 night time and his son Benicks on June 23 morning in judicial custody. The household alleged police assault led to their deaths.