NEW DELHI, Jan. 30 -- Remember the father-son duo (Jayaraj and Bennix) whose death in police custody three years ago at Sathakulam in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu caught public attention?

Yes, they were picked up by the police on 19 June 2020 for violating COVID-19 lockdown rules because their mobile phone/accessories shop was kept open beyond the permissible timings. Under mysterious circumstances, while Bennix reportedly died at the local Government Hospital on 22 June 2020, his father too breathed his last the next day.

Owing to public uproar, the state government agreed for a CBI probe. The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court is expected to pronounce the judgment shortly.

On December 31 last, a 17-year-old boy, alleged to be in confl...