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#JusticeForJayarajAndFenix is now trending. When will there be an end to police brutality?

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On the 19th of June 2020, P Jayaraj (59) and his son Fenix (31) were allegedly beaten to death by the police after they broke the pandemic lockdown rules. According to media reports, the father and son were picked by police last Friday for keeping their mobile phone shop in Tuticorin open beyond permitted time in Tamil Nadu. The family members have refused to take bodies of the father-son duo and have demanded murder charges against the policemen involved.

“It’s a twin murder. There have been inexplicable torture, which as a woman I can’t even describe. We will not collect the bodies until murder cases are filed against them (police),” NDTV quoted Jayaraj’s daughter Persis’s statement. The family alleges Jayaraj (59) and his son Fenix were tortured all night in the police station. A lot of celebrities from the South Indian film industry have come out to demand justice.

Actress-politician Khushbu Sundar is among the celebrities from the South Indian film industry who took to twitter and demanded justice for the father-son duo who were tortured. She wrote, “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.”

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar tweeted, “When it’s wrong..ITS WRONG…no matter who it is..extremely shocked at the behavior #Sathankulampolice There’s no solace for their family..#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix we can’t blame the entire police force..those 2 frustrated sadistic men have to be punished.RIP #Jeyaraj #fenix.”

Many celebrities from the South Indian film industry including Jayam Ravi, Suchitra, and director Karthik Subbaraj took to Twitter and demanded justice over the death of Tuticorin father-son duo.

South Indian singer and songwriter Suchitra made a video regarding this topic, it is now going viral all over social media.

Earlier this month, many across the world demanded justice for the death of George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. It is now time for standing up and demanding justice for Jayaraj and his son Fenix.