Justice For Jayaraj and Fenix: Tuticorin custodial death of a Local Shopkeeper and his Son

In Tamil Nadu, a father-son duo Jayaraj and Bennicks allegedly in police custody got killed and after that the people caused a furore across Tamil Nadu. Celebrities including Khushbu, Jayam Ravi also supported the cause and demanded for justice for jayaraj and Fenix and their family.

After the shaking incident of George Floyd’s death due to brutality of police, the entire world supported the cause and demanded for justice. Back in town, the death of Tuticorin father-son duo allegedly in police custody again caused a rage in people across Tamil Nadu.

The whole matter started on June 19, when Jayaraj (59) and his son Bennicks (31) were picked up for questioning by the cops in Sathanakulam police for violating lockdown rules. The police said that the shopkeeper unofficially kept his mobile shop open even during the lockdown phase.

They were allegedly beaten very brutally till they survived their last breathe. Also, Fenix died at the Kovilpatti General Hospital on June 22, while father died later on 23 June.

After the news of death of both broke, the entire Tamil Nadu condemned the police brutality and demanded for justice for the family.

In the support of cause, many celebrities including Khushbu, Jayam Ravi and director Kartik Subbaraj took to Twitter to demand for justice.

Actress-politician Kushbu Sundar took active participation in the cause and took this issue on her Twitter and wrote,”Will we and can we see law taking its course and punishing the guilty without any further delay in #Jeyraj and #Fenix case? The culprits cannot and should not get away. A family has lost their most loved ones. Justice delayed is justice denied.


Actor Jayam Ravi also tweeted and called it as an inhuman act and demanded justice for the same.

“#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix No one is above the law and the justice must be done for such an inhuman act” the actor wrote.

However, several investigation is being done on the issue and is trending for last few days and people have posted their eyes for the justice and action now the judiciary will take.

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