Tamil Nadu Coronavirus July 1, 2 Highlights: The CB-CID have arrested four officers over the custodial deaths of Jeyaraj and his Bennicks in Sathankulam police station last week. Those arrested on Thursday include the station inspector Sridhar, sub-inspector Balakrishnan, and a constable Murugan. They have been placedd in the custody of CB-CID in Thoothukudi before they complete the judicial procedures.
Another officer, sub-inspector Raghu Ganesh who was arrested from Thoothukudi was sent to judicial custody on Wednesday night. Balakrishnan and Murugan were arrested from Tirunelveli and inspector Sridhar was arrested at around 3.30 am from Gangaikondan check-post, one of the gateways of Tirunelveli districts. The arrests were made ahead of the hearing at the Madras high court today.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday reported 3,882 COVID-19 cases taking the state tally to 94,049. With 63 casualties in the last 24 hours, the death toll reached 1,264. Of the total cases, Chennai reported 2,182. So far, 60,533 cases have been reported in the capital city.
Of the 63 deaths, eight persons had no comorbidities. As per the media bulletin released by the Tamil Nadu Health and Welfare Department, there are 39,856 active cases in the state. A total of 2,852 persons were discharged taking the number of recoveries to 52,926.