We have been witnessing a severe outrage against police brutality in the US against George Floyd. The cops pinned down George to death and that initiated worldwide protests under 'Black Lives Matter.' In India, now an equally horrific incident was reported related to police brutality. A father-son duo, Jayaraj and Fenix, in from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu were allegedly tortured by the police that led to their death. The incident is getting slammed all over the social media and several south cinema celebs have reacted to it.
Jayaraj (59) and Fenix (31) were taken away by Sathankulam police for questioning. They had reportedly kept their mobile shop open during the lockdown phase. They were allegedly taken into the custody and tortured brutally by the police and beaten to death. Netizens and celebs are demanding justice for them and people to voice against police brutality as much as they did for George Floyd. Here are some of the tweets of the celebs.
Will we and can we see law taking its course and punishing the guilty without any further delay in #Jeyaraj and #Fenix case? The culprits cannot and should not get away. A family has lost their most loved ones. Justice delayed is justice denied. #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix
— KhushbuSundar ❤️ (@khushsundar) June 26, 2020
#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix No one is above the law, justice must be done for this inhuman act.
— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) June 25, 2020
What happened in Saththankulam is HORRIBLE!! Insult to Humanism... The accused officials needs to be Punished and Justice has to be given to those poor souls.... Some Humans are more dangerous than Viruses!!#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix
— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) June 25, 2020
பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்களின் பக்கம் நிற்க்காமல், மிக கொடூரமாக நிகழ்த்தபட்டிருக்கும் சாத்தான் குளம் தந்தை, மகன் படுகொலைக்கு அவர்களின் உடல் நலக்குறைபாடு தான் காரணம் என்று அறிக்கை விடுத்து, படுகொலைக்கு காரணமான காவலர்களை காப்பதற்க்கு துணியும் தமிழக அரசே! நீங்கள் தான் மக்களின் அரசா??
— pa.ranjith (@beemji) June 25, 2020
Terrified to hear the brutality inflicted upon Jeyaraj & Fenix.
Totally inhuman and couldn’t digest the torture they must’ve gone thru.Let’s raise our voices for this ruthless act India! Jeyaraj and Fenix are the George Floyd of India.#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix
— D.IMMAN (@immancomposer) June 26, 2020
HORRIFIED to hear of the brutality inflicted upon Jeyaraj & Fenix in #Sathankulam
May they R.I.P.
This is NOT the work of Good and Honest police men who uphold Justice, Law & Order.
This is the work of a few sadistic and barbaric criminals in uniform!#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix
— Gautham Karthik (@Gautham_Karthik) June 25, 2020
— suchi_mirchi (@suchislife2019) June 25, 2020
They were taken to Kovilpatti General Hospital soon. However, Fenix died on June 22 while Jeyaram lost his life on June 23. Twitter is abuzz with the hashtag #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix. The investigation of this case is still underway.
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