Dalit man accused of kidnapping minor strangled, thrashed in custody; accused cops booked for murder
A 35-year-old Dalit man was allegedly thrashed to death under police custody in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Lucknow: A Dalit man accused of kidnapping a minor girl was allegedly subjected to torture when he was under police custody in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The police officials, who were accused of assaulting the man to death, were suspended and booked after the incident came to light.
The three police officials accused of murdering the 35-year-old man were identified as Kudwar Station House Officer (SHO) Arvind Pandey, Sub-Inspector Sanjay Yadav and Constable Brijesh Singh. The three accused were suspended on Thursday.
The deceased man was identified as Rajesh Kori. Kori and the minor girl were located on June 3. While the girl was sent home, Kori was taken to the police station.
Accused strangled son to death, thrashed him with sticks
The incident came to light when Kori’s mother Asha Devi approached the cops and lodged a complaint. The woman alleged that the three accused started strangling her son with the intention of murder and thrashed him with sticks. Devi alleged that the cops misbehaved with the female members of the family and hurled casteist slurs at them, The Indian Express reported.
The complainant alleged that her family’s pleas fell on deaf ears and the accused refused to listen to her. At around 3 pm on Friday, the man’s family learned that his condition had deteriorated and they rushed to the hospital. When Kori’s younger brother reached the district hospital, he saw his dead body.
Asha Devi alleged, “I am confident that the above namedpeople have killed my son. ” The accused were booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. Circle Officer (City) Raghvendra Chaturvedi said, “The probe is on. No arrests have been made yet. The post mortem report mentioned death by hanging. “
Courtesy : Times Now News