Kochi: The government of Kerala told the High Court of Kerala that the police custody killing at of Rajkumar at Nedumgandam was cruel and inhumane. The court has send notice to the Kerala government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the basis of the plea submitted by Rajkumar’s family. The family has demanded a CBI inquiry into the custodial killing.
The government has also informed the court that the custodial killing was not supposed to happen and serious investigations are going on.
Rajkumar’s family has accused the police, in their plea, of taking him into custody illegally and that his death was caused by the torture he received while in police custody.
The High Court has asked for a detailed report on 29th July. The court also ordered the police to handover all documents including the passbook of Rajkumar and the postmortem report to the family members.
In addition, the court asked the CBI to inform of their stand in taking up the Nedugandam custodial killing case. The government has send notices to the government and the CBI in this regard and will hear the case again on 29 July.
Rajkumar who was arrested by the police died in custody. Postmortem report says that he died with complications of pneumonia which was caused by brutal torturing. The dead body had serious injuries making it clear that he was tortured without mercy in prison by police personnel.