The Kerala High Court on Thursday asked the state government to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation within one month to the family of Udaya Kumar died in police custody in 2005.
The high court directed the CBI to carry out investigations following a petition filed by the victimâ€™s mother Prabhavathiamm.
This comes after many twists and turns in the judicial proceedings since the murder with instances of witnesses turning hostile and the case being referred to different courts. A total of 11 policemen were named an accused in the case.
In one of the charge sheet filed in the high court he was made to lie on his back on a bench and beaten on the soles of his feet with a cane. Then, an iron pipe was forcefully rolled down his thighs. .
The post-mortem had confirmed that he died of injuries on both thighs.