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Madurai-based human rights organisation People’s Watch had arranged the press meeting. Henri Tiphange, executive director of the NGO, compared the incident to the Sathankulam custodial case of 2020. P. Jayaraj and Bennicks, a father and son duo, were killed in alleged custodial torture in Sathankulam town in Thoothukudi district leading to massive outrage in the state over police brutality.

Police brutality and custodial violence are not uncommon in India. Year after year, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and many other independent research findings have noted that in almost all cases, the victims of police excesses belong to Dalit, Adivasis, Denotified Tribes, Nomadic Tribes, Other Backward Classes, and lower caste Muslims. Their marginalised identities make it nearly impossible for them to approach the court and seek justice.

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