Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 26, 27 Highlights: R T Arasu, the DMK MLA from Cheyyur has tested positive for COVID-19. He is the third legislator from DMK after the late J Anbazhagan and Vasantham K Karthikeyan to contract the infection and the fifth in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 3,645 new novel coronavirus cases, taking the state’s total to 74,622. A total of 1,956 cases were reported in Chennai, taking the tally to 49,690. Forty-six deaths were reported over the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 957. Of the deceased cases, 44 persons had comorbidities.
In other news, Tamil Nadu is witnessing outrage and protests over the alleged custodial torture of P Jeyaraj, 62, and his son J Bennix, 32, in Sathankulam town near Thoothukudi.
A retired Madras High Court judge Saturday called for the dismissal of the Sathankulam magistrate following the incident. “Sathankulam Magistrate should be dismissed from service for Judicial impropriety, violation of SC guidelines in remand process and for the clear case of misconduct,” Justice K Chandru said.
Thoothukudi MP Kanimozhi has written a letter to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) urging them to investigate and initiate necessary action against the officials responsible for the death of the two persons.