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MADURAI: People’s Watch, a human rights NGO based in Madurai, has urged the Chengalpattu district collector to directly inquire into the mysterious death of a 17-year-old juvenile at a juvenile correction facility.
The deceased, Gokul Sri, was a resident of Tambaram. He was taken into custody by Tambaram railway police after he allegedly stole a battery belonging to the railway department on December 29. Since he was a minor, he was lodged in a juvenile correction facility on December 30.
Vignesh, a 25-year-old who earned his living by taking tourists for horse rides at the Marina Beach, Chennai died in police custody at G5 Secretariat Colony Police Station. This incident is alleged to have taken place on the night of April 18, 2022 and the death in the early hours of April 19, 2022 morning. As per the autopsy report, Vignesh was found to have 13 injury marks (bruises) on his body. Six policemen have been arrested by the Crime Branch-CID police on May 07, 2022.