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Indian Police Brutality: Justice to Jeyaraj and Fenix

by Yogita Sahu
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Justice in India is a tough nut to crack, either you never get justice or it takes half your life to finally get it. The hope and justice of innocents are often hanged and convicts wander freely. Well paying attention to custodial deaths, the laws we look forward to, for our protection and justice is no more safe. Recently, P Jeyaraj and his son Fenix who had become the victim of police violence were tortured to death. This is not the first case of police brutality in India or any other country. There is massive outrage among people that no strict actions have been taken against the police officers responsible for their killing. They are either suspended or transferred.

These kinds of acts pose a big question mark on humanity and justice. Is this the justice every ordinary man deserves? Is justice blind to the injustice happening around?

What were Jeyaraj and Fenix guilty of ?

Jeyaraj and son fenix
Jeyaraj and his son Fenix
Source: Firstpost

P Jeyaraj, 58, and his son Fenix, 38, belonged to a middle-class family. They ran a mobile accessory shop in Sathankulam town in the Tuticorin district. Tamil Nadu has imposed strict lockdown to deal with the spread of the virus. Jairaj and his son were arrested for keeping their stores open past permitted hours.

The duo was taken to the police station and was brutally tortured for two days as alleged by family members. The police later claimed that they are not alive anymore. They died of heart failure and high fever in jail.

Furious discussions on social media.

The incident has gained momentum from social media raising voices following justice for Jeyaraj and Fenix’s family. This incident took place in a smaller city – Thoothukudi, and it took some time to come to the attention of national media.

Instagram User giving graphic account of alleged torture of the two men.

With the ongoing rage about the Jayaraj and Fenix case in Tuticorin, actress Priyanka Chopra took to social media to voice her opinion on it. 

Priyanka Chopra tweets #JusticeforJeyarajandFenix

Everyone is horrified by such an inhumane act and abuse by Indian Police. The public is demanding justice and strictest actions against those who are committing murders in the name of their duty.

National cricketer Shikhar Dhawan tweets for the justice of two men.


The justice to custodial deaths demands stricter actions rather than just suspending or transferring police officers to another city. A harsh punishment should be given. Also, it rarely happens that the police is held accountable. They are very confident that even if the victim dies in custody there will not be any strict action against them. The laws and actions should be the same for both common public and policemen.


With high hope, the family is looking forward to justice for Jeyaraj and Fenix. They demand equal teeatment for everyone. But justice is blind many a times. In 2006, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that each state should set up a Police Complaints Authority where any citizen can lodge a complaint against police officers for any offense. However, many states have not taken this step.

It’s time to change and bring the reform in the existing system. Raise your voice. Everyone should stand together to demands justice.

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