Idukki: Just days after the death of 49-year-old Rajkumar, who allegedly suffered custodial torture, the same police station is confronted with another similar case.

On June 21, Rajkumar, who was in Peermade sub-jail, complained of physical illness and was taken to Peermade Taluk Hospital, Idukki, but died on the way.

Today, another victim has raised a complaint against the Nedumkandam Police. Hakkim was taken into custody on June 14 for an alleged fight. He was lodged at Nedumkandam Police Station, in Idukki, Kerala, when the earlier victim Rajkumar was also present there.  

Hakkim told the media that he had heard cries of someone from the next cell. Now, Hakkim was released by the police after 16 days and he is currently admitted in a private hospital for treatment.  

Meanwhile, Rajkumar's kin has met Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan requesting him to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The family members said that the concerned police officers, including the superintendent of police (SP), should be charged with conspiracy, illegal detention and brutal torture. They also sought a temporary compensation of  Rs 1 crore and a government job for one person in the family.

In 2018,  23-year-old Sreejith was killed while he was in police custody at Varappuzha Police Station. The cops arrested Sreejith on April 7, last year, over suspected involvement in the suicide of 54-year old KM Vasudevan, who hanged himself after a gang broke into his house and assaulted him.

Police confused Sreejith with another person who goes by the same name and took the wrong person into custody. Following his arrest, Sreejith was taken to a private hospital after he suffered severe injuries in his abdomen. He passed away on April 9.