Entire Police Station Booked For Murder in Agra

‘They also took me to the police station and tortured my son as I was made to watch it’ said the victim’s mother.

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An entire police station in Agra was booked for murder, after a 32-year-old man was allegedly tortured and beaten to death in Sikandara station in the presence of his 55-year-old mother.

According to The Times of India, Hemant Kumar alias Raju Gupta was taken into police custody on Wednesday, 21 November, after his neighbour accused him for stealing jewellery worth Rs 7 lakhs. His mother, Reena Kumar, however, has denied the allegation.

Reena told TOI, that her son was mentally weak and that the mother-son duo were living together in their rented house in Narendra Enclave, Gailana road after her husband passed away in 2001.

“My son was mentally weak and used to work as a help at Anshul’s chemical shop. On Wednesday, Anshul alleged that my son had stolen jewellery from his house and handed him over to police, who later rained lathis on him in the lock-up in front of me as I pleaded for mercy”.
Reena Kumar, Raju Kumar’s mother, told TOI.

Reena’s two daughters live in Delhi and Vrindavan. She also told TOI that she was made to watch how the policemen tortured her son inside the station.

“Policemen killed my only son in front of me inside the police station. On Thursday morning, they also took me to the police station and tortured my son as I was made to watch it. They later dropped me back home around 6 pm, but kept my son in the lock-up. At 9 pm I was informed by cops that my son is dead”.
Reena Kumar told TOI.

Raju’s postmortem was videographed on Friday, 23 November, and reports suggest that his death was caused by heart attack and minor injuries on shoulder, arms and legs.

“Three cops, including inspector Rishipal, sub-inspector Anuj Sirohi and Tejveer Singh have been suspended and an FIR has been lodged against Sikandara police station and two of the victim’s neighbours, Anshul Pratap Singh and Vivek.”
Amit Pathak, senior superintendent of police told TOI.

According to preliminary probe, Raju’s neighbours charged him with lathis before handing him over to the police.

(With inputs from The Times of India.)

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