Police said that the youth had hanged himself from a water pipe in the police station using a jacket string.
Ayouth lodged in the lockup of Sadar Kotwali of Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh was found dead under suspicious circumstances on Tuesday, November 9. The youth was accused of eloping with a girl and had been detained for interrogation. The police have called his death a suicide. The family of the youth, however, are alleging murder.
The deceased youth was identified as Chand Mian, son of Altaf, a resident of Nagla Sayyed Ahroli of the Sadar Kotwali area. Altaf said: “I handed over my son to the police on Monday evening. Barely 24 hours later, I was informed that he had hanged himself.”
HE HANGED HIMSELF FROM PIPE USING HOODIE STRING: POLICE
Police said that during interrogation, Chand Mian excused himself to go to the toilet. When he failed to come out after quite some time, police personnel went to investigate and found him hanging from a pipe in the toilet. Police said that Chand Mian was wearing a jacket with a hood, which had a string. He made a noose with the string and hanged himself from the pipe, which was two feet off the floor, claimed police.
Soon after the incident, SP Rohan Pramod Botre suspended five police personnel, including the inspector. Botre said that the youth was rushed to the hospital where he died after being treated for some time. A primary probe revealed negligence on the part of five police personnel, following which they were suspended.
POLICE THEORY QUESTIONED
The police’s theory that Chand Mian had hanged himself using the string of his hoodie is being questioned as the pipe, from which, the police say, Chand Mian hanged himself, is merely two feet from the ground.
An Aaj Tak team visited the police station to verify the police’s claims. The team found that there was only one pipe (the water outlet) in the washroom. It was only two feet from the ground. There was no other pipe or latch in the washroom.
Moreover, the CCTV camera footage from the police station has also not been put forth for investigation yet.
The opposition, including the Congress, has blamed the government on the issue.