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Coimbatore

Sasikumar murder : Youth alleges mental torture, harassment by NIA

Covai Post Network

COIMBATORE: A youth on Wednesday alleged that NIA, investigating the murder of Hindu Munnani spokesperson C. Sasikumar, was harassing him mentally in the name of inquiry and sought police protection from the officials.

In his complaint to the City Police Commissioner, A. Fabin Rahman (25), a resident of Selvapuram in the city, said that NIA has asked to appear before it on April 11 to inquire in connection with the case.

“During the 10-hour inquiry that began at 10 a.m. the officials gave ‘mental torture and sought information about a particular organisation and its activities,” he said.

The officials also threatened of dire consequences to his parents, if he failed to depose as told by them.

Stating that he was called to the NIA office on April 14 also and asked to repeat what they had told some days ago and recorded it, Rahman said that again he was asked to appear on April 18 without any summons and gave ‘mental torture.’

Rahman said that he was again asked to come to the office over phone on April 19. As he sought official summons for appearing, the officials threatened and sent a summons to appear on April 21.

However, due to unavoidable circumstances he could not appear before them and again called to appear in their Chennai office on April 24, he said.

The activities of NIA has made him mentally upset, leading to mental agony to his parents due to which he has to leave the city the next day and returned only yesterday, Rahman said.

Considering the mental agony and depression due to the torture, adequate protection should be given to him and his parents from the officials, Rahman said.

Sasikumar was hacked to death on September 22 in 2016, while he was returning home in the night and four persons were arrested in this connection and the case was handed over to NIA from CB-CID.

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