Tamil Nadu Coronavirus July 13, 14 Highlights: State toll crosses 2000 with 66 deaths recorded on Monday
Tamil Nadu Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News July 13, 14 Highlights: Till date, a total of 3,60,249 passengers have entered Tamil Nadu through various modes of transport and 4,369 of them have tested positive.
Chennai reported 1140 cases, taking the city’s total to 78,573.
Tamil Nadu Coronavirus News July 13, 14 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 4,328 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the state tally to 1,42,798. Among these, Chennai reported 1,140 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 78,573.
Tamil Nadu recorded 66 deaths Monday, putting the state toll at 2,032. Fifty-nine of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state also discharged 3,035 patients following treatment putting the number of discharged patients at 92,567.
Besides Chennai, 464 cases were reported in Madurai, 352 in Kancheepuram, 337 in Tiruvallur, 219 in Chengalpattu. In other districts like Kanyakumari, Salem, Ranipet, Theni, Tuticorin and Villupuram, more than 100 cases were reported.
Radio Jockey Suchitra’s video narrating in vivid details of the Sathankulam custodial deaths had gone viral on social media.
Radio Jockey Suchitra, who was among the first ones to raise voice against the custodial deaths of a father-son duo in Sathankulam town in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district, has taken down the viral video, which garnered close to a million views on social media, after the CB-CID police warned her of legal actions.
In her video, Suchitra had narrated in vivid detail of how Sathankulam police officials tortured Jeyaraj (62) and Bennicks (32) inside the station. Soon after the video went viral, the issue was debated widely in national television channels.
The Tamil Nadu branch of CB-CID had asked the singer to take down her video, claiming that the incidents she narrated were “falsely exaggerated” and that they were “not backed up by any proof”.
According to the police, Kamal Babu (19), the son of a former SBI employee, had brought computers, lockers, challans and forged documents, among other items, to set up the branch through his contacts. A website was even created in the name of the Panruti Bazaar branch.