TN custodial deaths: RJ Suchitra deletes post after ‘threatened’ by police

Tuticorin police have claimed that the video was baseless and not truly indicative of real happenings

Suchitra said the CB-CID had called her and threatened her of arrest for spreading fake news with an intent to cause anarchy. Photo: Twitter

Weeks after radio jockey and singer Suchitra posted a video on social media about the custodial deaths of a father-son duo in Sathankulam of Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district that sparked a national outrage, she has deleted the post, claiming that she was “threatened” by the CB-CID police of arrest for spreading fake news.

In a series of tweets, Suchitra said the CB-CID had called her and threatened her of arrest for spreading fake news with an intent to cause anarchy. So, she had deleted the video under the advice of her lawyer, she added in a tweet. “Pls watch this case people – there’s a lot of foul play being employed (SIC),” she said.

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As the news about sexual torture inflicted on Jayaraj and Benicks was reported on media, Suchitra took to social media to post a video condemning the incident and seeking action. The video prompted many celebrities to condemn the police brutality. Actors like Priyanka Chopra too came out against the violence.

However, the police have claimed that the video was baseless and not truly indicative of the real happenings. “In this video, she falsely exaggerated and sensationalized the chain of events and her allegations seems to be a figment of imagination and is not backed up by any proof,” Tuticorin police said in a Twitter post.

“Investigation into the case does not find any substance in the allegation. The video is promoting hatred against the police. Ms Suchitra has now taken down these falsified contents on it being flagged to her,” the police said, requesting the people not to believe or share such videos.

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