Magisterial probe begins SI suspended: Amid cab driver Manikandan’s death creating an uproar in the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, the IV Metropolitan Magistrate (Egmore) B.C. Gopinath initiated a magisterial inquiry into the death.
Magisterial Probe Begins – SI Suspended @ Chennai
Meanwhile, city police commissioner A.K. Viswanathan on Friday morning suspended sub-inspector Thamaraiselvan for allegedly assaulting Manikand. an. “Departmental action has been initiated against other, and action will betaken,” a police source said. However, criminal cases have not been registered against the police personnel until Friday night.
Knowing about the death of Manikandan, other cab drivers in the city gathered at the Kilpauk government. hospital and staged a protest inside and outside of the hospital thus blocking EWR Periyar Road.
Meanwhile, IV Metropolitan Magistrate B. C. Gopinath began a magisterial inquiry at the hospital. According to a police source, Gopinath first questioned the doctors who unsuccessfully treated Manikandan.
Magisterial Probe Begins – SI Suspended
When Gopinath asked Manikandan’s mother Wasantha and other members of the family to co-operate and answer a few questions, they first opposed and subsequently heeded.
Vasantha in tears told the mediapersons that police should arrestall the fourtraffic police involved in the incident and depose th: em from their job. “Governiment should provide employment to one of the family members,” she demanded.
Due to the tension prevailing on the hospital premises, the autopsy had not been conducted until evening. Even after the post-mortem, relatives and cab drivers refused to accept the body.
The situation further Worsened when heated arguments arose between cadres of Puthiya Tamilagam party and cab drivers as the former reported. ly implored relatives to accept his body, which the cab drives opposed to.
However, after a daylong tension and uproar, Manikandan’s relatives accepted his body and took it to Tirunelvelito perform last rites.
- Departmental action has been initiated against other cops, and action will be taken, said a police Source
- Government should provide employment to one of the family members, cabbie’s mother demanded
- Metropolitan Magistrate B.C. Gopinath began a magisterial inquiry at the hospital. Even after postmortem, relatives refused to accept the body. Later they relented