Uttar Pradesh: Agra police station booked for custodial death
Crime, Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Agra police station booked for custodial death

Agra: The Sikandra Police station of Agra city has been booked for an alleged custodial death of a 32-year-old man, who allegedly was tortured in front of his mother inside the police station.

An Inspector and two sub-inspectors have been suspended.

The deceased Hemant Kumar aka Raju Gupta was picked up by the police after his neighbors in Narendra Enclave Gairana Road area alleged him of stealing jewelry worth seven lakh from their house.

Raju’s mother Renu Lata who is in shock said, “My son was mentally weak and used to work at neighbor Anshul chemical shop, who has alleged that my son had stolen jewelry from his house and handed over to police. Police have beaten my son in front of my eyes and I kept pleading them to leave my son.”

Her husband, Om Prakash Gupta, a bank manager with SBI, had died in 2001. A mother of three Renu married her two daughters who used to live in Vrindavan and Delhi. She was living with her son Raju in a rented accommodation in the city.

“Police killed my son and made me watch it. I kept pleading for mercy but they kept torturing him and later they dropped me home in the evening. At 9 pm the informed me that my son is dead,” said Renu.

On Friday, videography of the postmortem was conducted and the autopsy report said that death was caused by myocardial infarction, and there were minor injuries mark on his shoulder, arms, and legs.

As per media reports, Senior Superintendent of Police Amit Pathak said, “Three Cops, including inspector Rishipal, sub-inspectors Anuj Sirohi and Tejveer have been suspended and an FIR has been lodged against Sikandra police station and two of the deceased neighbors Anshul Pratap Singh and Vivek.”

In the preliminary investigation, Anshul and Vivek had beaten Raju with sticks before handing over to police.

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