As #JusticeForJayarajAndFenix has been trending for several days now, a host of celebrities have taken to social media demanding justice for the alleged custodial deaths of Jayaraj and Fenix
Mumbai: The entire world joined hands and demanded justice after the death of George Floyd due to police brutality. Back home, the death of Tuticorin father-son duo allegedly in police custody has caused a furore across Tamil Nadu, Bollywood and celebrities.
On June 19, P Jayaraj (59) and his son Fenix (31) were picked up for questioning by the cops in Sathankulam police for violating lockdown rules. Police said that the duo kept their mobile shop open during the lockdown.
They were allegedly beaten to death by the police. Fenix died at the Kovilpatti General Hospital on June 22, while his father died on June 23.
Support has been pouring in for the bereaved family and celebrities are demanding justice for the cruelty meted out to the two allegedly by the police.
Bollywood celebrities and cricketers took to social media to express their anger. Taapsee Pannu, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza, Shikhar Dhawan and others followed the trend #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix on Twitter, seeking justice for the two men and standing against police brutality.
Taapsee Pannu tweeted, “This might just be one case out of many but it takes only one case to begin the snowball effect. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix It could’ve been anyone we know. Details are scary and gut-wrenching.”
This might just be one case out of many but it takes only one case to begin the snowball effect. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) June 26, 2020
It could’ve been anyone we know. Details are scary and gut wrenching.
Ritiesh Deshmukh called the behaviour of the police a ‘national shame’ and tweeted, “This is tragic & absolute National Shame. It sends shivers down my spine even reading about it. We all must stand together against this barbaric brutality. #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix.”
This is tragic & absolute National Shame. It sends shivers down my spine even reading about it. We all must stand together against this barbaric brutality. #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix https://t.co/Srn5GFaG7p— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 26, 2020
Ritiesh’s wife Genelia D’Souza too revealed how shocked she is that we have become such a “horrible race” and called the incident brutal.
I am so so shocked and pained and to a large extent just unsure, how we have become such a horrible race.. This incident is so brutal, it actually breaks my heart.. Just not done💔💔 #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix https://t.co/YoMxSo8jW5— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) June 26, 2020
Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, R Ashwin and celebrity Vir Das also tweeted expressing their angst over the death of Jayaraj and his son Fenix.
Horrified to hear about the brutality inflicted upon Jeyaraj & Fenix in Tamil Nadu. We must raise our voice and make sure justice is given to the family. 🙏 #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 26, 2020
அடிப்பவனுக்கு தேவை ஆயுதம். வலிப்பவருக்கு தேவை காரணம்.இனத்துக்காக, மதத்துக்காக,நிறத்துக்காகன்னு போய், இப்போ எதுக்கு சாகுறோம்னே தெரியாம செத்துப் போயிட்டாங்க அப்பாவும் மகனும்.கடந்து செல்வது எளிதல்ல, நீதி கிடைக்காமல் மறந்து செல்வது மனிதமல்ல. மனிதம் எங்கே#JusticeforJayarajAndFenix— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 27, 2020
Every single life matters. We should make sure that this act of brutality is meted out with justice, and I am not sure justice will be any solace for the family of #JeyarajandFenix and my thoughts are with them.— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 26, 2020
While the hashtag is trending on Twitter for several days now, the judicial probe regarding the unfortunate deaths is underway.
Last Updated 27, Jun 2020, 12:32 PM