Tribal youth dies in police custody in Indore, five policemen suspended

Tribal youth dies in police custody in Indore, five policemen suspended
Tribal youth dies in police custody in Indore, five policemen suspended

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Bhopal, September 3 : Five policemen, including a sub-inspector (SI), were suspended after a 19-year-old tribal youth died in police custody in Indore. Police said on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Arjun Singare, a resident of Gittiphoda in Manpur area of ​​Indore. Singare was arrested from Manpur late on Friday night in connection with robbery and possession of illegal arms. The police claimed that apart from dacoity, Singare is also an accused in two other cases.

Police said, “He was taken into custody from his house in Manpur for questioning. However, his health deteriorated after which he was taken to a nearby hospital where he died during treatment.” However, the relatives of the deceased denied the claims of the police and accused them of assaulting the youth in the police station, which led to his death. Angry over Singare’s death, his family members along with the tribals staged a protest and blocked the Agra-Mumbai highway in front of the police station demanding compensation and a government job for a family member. ALSO READ: BJP doesn’t hold elections, its leaders only wear ‘mask of democracy’: Ashok Gehlot

Later, SP (Rural) Bhagwat Singh Virde ordered the suspension of five policemen handling the case and also recommended a judicial inquiry into the matter. An order issued by Virde said, “The body has been sent for post-mortem and a judicial inquiry into the matter has been requested from the District Sessions Court.” The order said that SI Kamal Uikey, ASI Devesh Verma and Nirbhay Singh and constables Gajraj and Sonbir have been suspended and attached to Mhow police line pending investigation.

tribal youth dies in police custody in indore five policemen suspended

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