Opposition members stage walkout as adjournment motion rejected
The Indian Express
The Opposition walked out of the legislative assembly after Speaker rejected the demand to discuss the custodial death of Rajkumar of Nedumkandam. Congress legislator PT Thomas, who moved the adjournment motion, said Rajkumar was brutally murdered in custody by the police. Rajkumar, who was accused of duping several investors, was taken into custody at 3.30 pm on June 12 from Puliyanmala. But he was produced before the magistrate only on June 17.
Thomas asked as to who gave the police the right to keep a person in custody for five days without producing him before the magistrate. Thomas said the police took Rajkumar to a secret place and tortured him to get details of the money he had collected from thousands of gullible investors. Rajkumar was subjected to the most inhuman torture and his body bore marks of torture. Rajkumar’s thighs and foot had marks of torture. The erring police officers should be brought before the law, he said.