Two alleged rowdies were killed in an encounter with the Avadi City Police in Chennai. The deceased were identified as Muthu Saravanan and Sathish, who were involved in multiple murder cases. The police claimed that they opened fire in self-defense as the suspects attempted to attack them. Three policemen were injured in the incident. This incident comes after the police previously killed another man, Vishwanathan, in a similar manner, who had complained about the police planning to eliminate him.
Two alleged rowdies were shot dead by the special team of Avadi City Police in Cholavaram near Chennai during an encounter, as they were trying to escape from custody, according to the police. The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, October 12.
The deceased have been identified as Muthu Saravanan and Sathish, both residents of Puzhal. The duo was allegedly involved in multiple murder cases and other criminal activities. They were accused of killing political party members last year. Muthu Saravanan and his associate were reportedly responsible for the murder of Parthiban, a member of the AIADMK party, in February last year. They also killed DMK functionary C Selvam in Madipakkam, as per the police records.
The police claimed that they had to open fire at Muthu Saravanan and Sathish as the duo allegedly attempted to attack them. Three policemen were injured during the incident. Senior officials immediately rushed to the scene to investigate the matter thoroughly.
This incident comes after another man, Vishwanathan, was killed by the Chennai police in a similar manner. The police stated that Vishwanathan had a criminal background and was shot down when he allegedly attacked a Sub Inspector and tried to escape. However, it is worth noting that the deceased had previously complained about the police conspiring to eliminate him in a staged encounter.
Encounters, or extrajudicial killings, have been a topic of controversy in India for a long time. Critics argue that encounters are often staged, and innocent individuals get caught in the crossfire. The lack of transparency and accountability in such instances raises concerns about human rights violations.
Authorities must ensure a thorough and impartial investigation into these encounters, taking into account the allegations made by the deceased before their deaths. Upholding the principles of justice and the rule of law is of utmost importance to maintain public trust in the police force..