Madurai, July 28: Suspended Head Constable Murugan and Constable Muthuraj, who were arrested in connection with the murder of P Jayaraj and his son Bennicks, have contracted coronavirus (COVID-19) in the jail. Suspended Head Constable Murugan and Constable Muthuraj are lodged at the Madurai Central Prison. DIG (Prison) Palani confirmed that both the accused has tested positive for COVID-19.
At least 28 persons, including 15 prisoners at the Madurai Central Prison, have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. Murugan and Muthuraj were arrested along with three other policemen working in Sathankulam police station in Tuticorin district for the murder of Jeyaraj and his son Bennicks.