The Tamil Nadu police have remanded all the accused in connection to the death of a soldier in custody. The police have also given a warning that the people who spread rumours about this case would be prosecuted. The soldier was beaten to death by a DMK councillor and his sons and all of them were apprehended on Wednesday.
The incident was happened on February 8 where an Indian Army Soldier 29-year-old Prabhu was brutally beaten up by DMK councillor Chinnasamy and his men. Prabhu was a Lance Naik in the military police and he had returned to his village, Velampatti in Krishnagiri with his brother Prabhakaran, who is also serving in the military.
On February 8, Prabhakaran and DMK councillor Chinnasamy had an argument that later culminated into a melee and when Prabhu intervened, he was brutally beaten up by the DMK councillor and his men. It has been reported that an argument broke out between Prabhakaran and Chinnasamy over the drinking water pipe in the village.
Chinnasamy argued with Prabhakaran for using the drinking water to wash his clothes. Later that evening, Chinnasamy again argued with Prabhakaran with the same matter after which the argument had escalated to physical altercation. Chinnasamy and his three sons - Gurukrishnamurthy, Gunanithi, and Rajapandian attacked Prabhakaran and Prabhu with weapons and with a knife.
As a result of the altercation, Prabhu had sustained severe injuries and he was rushed to a private hospital in Hosur. While Prabhakaran had also suffered injuries, Prabhu's condition was critical and amid the treatments, Prabhu had died on Tuesday evening, February 14 at the hospital as he succumbed to the injuries. Prabhu's brother Prabhakaran and three others who sustained injuries are getting treated at the hospital.
Following Prabhu's death, a case of murder was registered under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. After filing the case, the police had arrested DMK councillor Chinnasamy, his three sons, and five others on Wednesday in connection to Prabhu's murder. The death of the military officer has sparked a political turmoil in the state with Tamil Nadu BJP President Annamalai announcing a statewide protest on Thursday.
Krishnagiri Superintendent of Police Saroj Thakur said that the accused have been taken into custody and that the people who spread rumours will be prosecuted. Speaking to the reporters, Thakur said, "All nine accused remanded to police custody. It's a case of assault, there's no political angle to it. Those spreading rumours will be prosecuted. Police will provide all possible help to the victim's family."
Tamil Nadu | All nine accused remanded to police custody. It's a case of assault, there's no political angle to it. Those spreading rumours will be prosecuted. Police will provide all possible help to the victim's family: SP Krishnagiri Saroj Kr Thakur on Army personnel killing pic.twitter.com/CqJ2rPzQ9M— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2023