Kerala Man’s Fight For Justice Gets Fruitful Effect, CBI To Probe The case

The Logical Indian Crew Kerala

January 19th, 2018 / 2:59 PM

Sreejith

The protest of Sreejith, a 31-year old man from Kerala, demanding CBI investigation into the death of his brother finally became fruitful. “Chief Minister’s office handed me a draft this morning ensuring CBI’s willingness to probe the case. MV Jayarajan, Chief Minister’s Private Secretary and V Sivankutty, CPI (M) leader and former MLA came here”, Sreejith said to The Logical Indian. He added that he would not end his protest until CBI investigation begins.

Sreejith has been protesting for the last 771 days in front of the secretariat. When the campaign for Sreejith and the #JusticeForSreejith became viral on social media, people from various walks of Kerala expressed solidarity with him. Thousands of people have thronged to Kerala’s capital, and the lonely battle became a mass protest.

The authorities and the government have finally opened their eyes. Congress MPs Shashi Tharoor and KC Venugopal have approached Union Minister Jitendra Singh urging a CBI probe. Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has written a letter to the Home ministry seeking a CBI intervention in the case.

While addressing the media, Justice Narayana Kurup, Former Chairman of Police Complaints Authority said that Sreejith’s younger brother Sreejeev had died of custodial torture and police officials who have involved in the crime have tampered with evidence to make it as a suicide.

Sreejith told The Logical Indian that he was delighted with the support he got from so many people from the state.

Background

It was in 2014 that Parassala police had taken Sreejeev, Sreejith’s brother into custody for mobile phone theft. He died two days later at the medical college hospital. The State Police Complaints Authority held a preliminary probe and found Parassala circle inspector Gopakumar and additional sub-inspector Philipose guilty. But the detailed police investigation could not find any shred of evidence of custodial torture. His family (mother, sister and a younger brother Sreeju, who met with an accident and suffering from physical disabilities) got Rs 10 lakh form the government.


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