Vishnu, Vignesh | Photo: Mathrubhumi Epaper
Kollam: The Director General of Police (DGP) intervened in the alleged custodial torture case in Kilikollur, where a soldier and his brother were brutally thrashed by the police. As directed by the DGP, south zone DIG R Nishanthini has sought a report from Kollam city police commissioner Merin Joseph in this regard.
Reportedly, the DGP intervened in the incident following allegations that no serious action was taken against the policemen who are facing alleged charges in connection with the case. Following a primary investigation, three policemen namely SI Aneesh and CPOs Prakash Chandran and V R Dileep were transferred, while no action was taken against the others.
The tale of incidents began on August 25 when the Kilikollur police nabbed four people for possessing MDMA at Karikode junction. Following which, brothers Vignesh and Vishnu arrived to bail the accused at the police station. According to the police, the duo attacked the officers inside the station and a case was registered against them.
Meanwhile, Vignesh alleged that the police tortured them for hours and they had to spend 12 days in remand. Vishnu’s marriage was also called off due to the arrest and accusations.
The brothers revealed about the custodial torture before the magistrate when they were produced before the court.