Singer and RJ Suchitra is once again in the news headlines. Suchitra is 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. Recently Suchitra had posted a video, narrating the incident and shared it on her Instagram handle. This video went viral, with over 18 Million views. Many international Youtubers also spoke about this issue, in connection with her video.
In her video, Singer Suchitra had narrated in vivid detail of how Sathankulam police officials tortured Jeyaraj and Bennicks inside the police station. Soon after the video went viral, the issue was debated widely in television channels. Tamil Nadu branch of CB-CID had asked the singer Suchitra to take down her video, and claimed that the incidents she narrated were “falsely exaggerated” and that they were “not backed up by any proof”.
Thoothukudi Police put out a notice of CB-CID on their Twitter handle ad urged the people not to believe or share such video, and claimed that the investigation into the case does not find any substance in the allegation and that video is promoting hatred against the cop.
Singer Suchitra eventually took down the video, claiming the CB-CID threatened her with “spreading fake news with intent to cause anarchy”.