A taxi driver’s selfie video before he ended his life accusing police of harassing him and citing it as the reason for his suicide surfaced in social media days after his death, prompting the authorities to initiate a probe.
Rajesh from Aarani, Thiruvannamalai who worked in Chennai as driver has committed suicide on 25th of January in Maraimalainagar Railway Track. Before killing himself the young Taxi driver has captured a video of himself in which he reasons the Tamilnadu Police for his depression.
Chennai Police Commissioner A K Viswanathan, however, said on Thursday that a senior officer has been appointed to look into the claims made in the video and report within a week.
In a four-minute video, mid-aged Rajesh Murthy has accused Chennai police of harassment and abuse on false grounds before he allegedly jumped in front of a train.
“I picked up my first passenger who is a woman and waited for the second pick up in Anna nagar signal near a garbage bin which is placed near the signal as well. 2 police officers slammed by car and asked me to move away. I move from there and parked in a empty road where there is no vehicles. They came to me and abused me in a very bad way” said Rajesh in the selfie video which was shot inside his car.
“As there is a lady employee inside my car, I politely requested him not to speak in that way but he abused me with even more bad words. I only respected the uniform he was wearing but he failed to gain the respect i had.” said Rajesh before placing his head on a railway track.
“When I asked for bill when they fined me for parking in a wrong area at Thiruvottriyur, they abused me very badly. If public protested, they are beating them and arresting but what we should do when police do these kind of atrocities.” questioned Rajesh in his final video.
Now a video of Rajesh’s fellow cab drivers creating massive outrage has been released. In the video it is seen few of them blaming the woman passenger who witnessed the incident of Police abusing Rajesh. “Why the woman who is said to be working in an IT company hasn’t came forward yet to produce herself a witness evidence ??” asked one of the man in the crowd.
“You know how to post Instagram Tik Tok videos but you didn’t had the sense of capturing a video while the police was abusing ??” asked another man. “We are working for your safety day and night but you could not help us right ??” they asked at the woman.
“Chennai Police is the only reason for my death. Each and every driver dying in daily manner to ride their vehicle. I want me to be the last man who is dying because of this” said Rajesh in the video who blamed Chief minister Edappadi Palaniswamy and IPS officer AK Viswanathan in Tharamani driver issue.
This video created massive outrage among the people of Tamilnadu. And the photos of Rajesh’s suicide going viral in the internet.