As Tamil Nadu probes custodial torture by IPS officer, victims say pressure to retract
The Tamil Nadu government has launched an investigation into allegations of custodial torture by an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer in the state. However, the victims of the alleged torture have come forward to say that they are being pressured to retract their statements.
The incident came to light after a video of the alleged torture went viral on social media. The video showed a group of men being beaten and abused by an IPS officer. The victims have identified the officer as S. Senthil Kumar, who is the Superintendent of Police in the district of Tirunelveli.
The victims have alleged that they were subjected to physical and mental torture by the officer. They have also alleged that they were threatened with dire consequences if they did not retract their statements.
The Tamil Nadu government has taken cognizance of the incident and has ordered an inquiry into the matter. The inquiry is being conducted by the State Human Rights Commission.
The victims have expressed their fear that the inquiry may not be impartial and that they may be pressured to retract their statements. They have also alleged that the police are trying to cover up the incident and protect the officer.
The incident has sparked outrage in the state and has led to calls for justice for the victims. The National Human Rights Commission has also taken cognizance of the incident and has sought a report from the state government.
The incident has highlighted the need for better protection of human rights in the state. It has also raised questions about the functioning of the police force in the state.
The victims have demanded that the officer be suspended and that a fair and impartial inquiry be conducted into the incident. They have also demanded that the police be held accountable for their actions.
The incident has once again highlighted the need for better protection of human rights in the state. It is hoped that the inquiry will bring justice to the victims and ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.