After protesting for nearly 453 days for justice for his brother’s custodial death, Sreejith from Parassala ended his fast on Wednesday after PC George’s intervention. The youth who had staged an indefinite protest in front of the Secretariat in Trivandrum, had started a hunger strike about 50 days ago. The Kochi Post had reported that he was seeking justice for his brother who died in police custody.
Sreejith had recently submitted a complaint to MLA PC George. The MLA promised to meet and discuss the issue with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday, 14th March and ensure justice is meted out. And it is on this promise that Sreejith broke his fast by sipping on lemon juice.
Though the police officials had reported that Sreejeev had consumed poison, he had in fact succumbed to injuries due to brutal torture while being detained by the officials. The police had informed the family- Sreejith and his mother of Sreejeev being admitted after attempting to take his life. Sreejith’s father, a toddy worker too, had passed away in a similar manner post beating from police officials who had trashed him along with other toddy workers.