Many celebrities together with Konkona Sen Sharma and Jayram Ravi have sought justice for the bereaved circle of relatives of shopkeeper Jeyaraj and his son Bennix who had been allegedly killed in police custody in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu.
According to stories, the father-son duo had been arrested for allegedly protecting their shops open previous accredited hours in the state which remains to be watching a lockdown to curb the unfold of COVID-19. Both males had been allegedly saved in police custody and died inside hours of one another two days later.
Condemning the incident, Priyanka Chopra shared: “Reeling from what I am hearing. Absolutely stunned, sad and angry. No human being deserves such brutality, whatever be the crime. The guilty must not be allowed to go unpunished. We need facts. I cannot even begin to imagine what the family must be going through. Sending strength and prayers. We need to use our collective voices to seek #JusticeForJayarajandBennicks.”
“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,” tweeted Taapsee Pannu.
“Hope this is investigated thoroughly and justice prevails,” shared Anushka Sharma in her Instagram tale.
“We go to the police when we are in danger. How can they BE the danger? Every single cop involved in their death needs to pay for this. I cannot imagine the pain the father and son went through. #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix,” shared Parineeti Chopra.
Disha Patani shared a caricature appearing police beating up two folks. It is captioned: “The unchained animals”.
“That’s so sad, please give justice,” wrote the actress.
Rakul Preet Singh wrote: “This is heartbreaking .I am disgusted. This kind of brutality is inhuman and no one has the right to treat another life in this manner .Makes me sick to the stomach. Strength to the family members of the deceased .This should not be tolerated. I demand #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix.”
Actors Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Kharbanda, Gauhar Khan and several other others shared a video of a radio jockey from Chennai who describes how the father-son had been killed alleging police brutality.
Sharing the video, Kiara Advani posted: “Absolutely horrific. #JusticeForJayarajAndFenix.”
“The cops need to be arrested for murder charges. This isn’t torture by cops, this is what rapists do. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix,” expressed Esha Gupta.
The two police officers allegedly accountable for the deaths were suspended whilst the Inspector of Sathankulam used to be saved below obligatory ready.
Reacting to the similar, actor Abhishek Banerjee posted: “Transfer isn’t the punishment. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix.”
Actor and standup comic Vir Das tweeted: “What happened to a father and son at the hands of those policemen is wrong at every human level and every single person irrespective of place of origin or political belief needs to stand up for them. It is plain horrific and wrong. DEMAND action. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix”
“This has to stop. #policebrutality” wrote filmmaker Zoya Akhtar condemning the incident.
“Heartbreaking to read about extreme police brutality. How can the force that is meant to protect citizens be so vindictive towards the citizens? So barbaric and so cruel. #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix,” shared filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava.
Here is what any other celebs mentioned:
HORRIFIED to listen to of the brutality inflicted upon Jeyaraj & Fenix in #Sathankulam May they R.I.P. This is NOT the paintings of Good and Honest police males who uphold Justice, Law & Order. This is the paintings of a couple of sadistic and barbaric criminals in uniform!#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix — Gautham Karthik (@Gautham_Karthik) June 25, 2020
Terrified to listen to the brutality inflicted upon Jeyaraj & Fenix. Totally inhuman and couldn’t digest the torture they will have to’ve long gone via.Let’s lift our voices for this ruthless act India! Jeyaraj and Fenix are the George Floyd of India.#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix — D.IMMAN (@immancomposer) June 26, 2020
பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்களின் பக்கம் நிற்க்காமல், மிக கொடூரமாக நிகழ்த்தபட்டிருக்கும் சாத்தான் குளம் தந்தை, மகன் படுகொலைக்கு அவர்களின் உடல் நலக்குறைபாடு தான் காரணம் என்று அறிக்கை விடுத்து, படுகொலைக்கு காரணமான காவலர்களை காப்பதற்க்கு துணியும் தமிழக அரசே! நீங்கள் தான் மக்களின் அரசா??
— pa.ranjith (@beemji) June 25, 2020
What came about in Saththankulam is HORRIBLE!! Insult to Humanism… The accused officers must be Punished and Justice must be given to these deficient souls…. Some Humans are extra bad than Viruses!!#JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix — karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) June 25, 2020
Will we and are we able to see legislation taking its route and punishing the to blame with out any more prolong in #Jeyaraj and #Fenix case? The culprits can’t and will have to now not break out. A circle of relatives has misplaced their maximum family members. Justice behind schedule is justice denied. #JusticeForJeyarajAndFenix — KhushbuSundar ❤️ (@khushsundar) June 26, 2020