The row of beating a teenage boy: SHRC asks for a report from the Coimbatore police!

As the state of Tamil Nadu has been witnessing immense outrage against the police brutality which killed Jayaraj and Bennicks under the police custody, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has sent a notice to the Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore and sought a response for similar such incident happened in the district earlier this month where policemen can be seen beating up a boy in front his parents.

According to the reports, the incident happened on June 17 in Rathinapuri area in Coimbatore. At the night hours, a teenage boy was helping his parents at the eatery during which the policemen came to the stall around 9 pm and asked the parents of the boy to shut down the shop as the hotels have been ordered to close at 8 pm in the wake of the lockdown. 

The parents requested the policemen to give them some more time. However, arguments erupted later on and the teenage boy took his mobile phone and started recording a video of what was happening. Moments later, the arguments went fierce and the policemen started beating the boy and his parents when they tried to protect him. 

They thrashed the boy while his parents can be seen screaming and pleading to leave him. However, the policemen took the boy and his father in the police vehicle to the police station.  

The reports stated that the police booked the boy's father under section 353 - assault or criminal force to deter public servant, under the IPC. The video of police manhandling the boy and his parents went viral across social media and now it has grabbed more attention as the state has been fiercely voicing against the police brutality and custodial deaths of the father and son in Thoothukudi. 

Following the development, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has taken the matter under suo motu cognizance issued a notice on June 30 - Tuesday in which it has asked the Commissioner of Coimbatore police to disclose the detailed report on the incident in two weeks.