Kerala: After protesting for more than 700 days in front of the Secretariat, against his brother’s alleged death, Sreejith finally met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday.
The state government has now decided to request the CBI to probe the alleged death of his brother Sreejeev. A Twitter campaign was started under the hashtag #justiceforsreejith saw an immense support for his protest.
Following the meeting, Sreejith told media that he would continue to protest. Sreejith(29) from Kerala has been asking for a CBI probe into the “custodial death” of his younger brother Sreejeev, who was arrested on May 19, 2014, for allegedly stealing a mobile phone.
The following day, he was admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College Hospital. Police claimed that he had consumed poison which he had hidden in his underwear. On May 21, 2014. Sreejeev died in the hospital.
After investigating the case, the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) had asked for an action against the police officers. In its report, the SPCA had also asserted that Sreejeev was subjected to immense torture by the police.