Seven Cops Suspended in a Case of Custodial Death in MP

In a separate case, four cops from Alirajpur district were suspended for brutally torturing five.

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Seven policemen have been suspended in relation to a case of custodial death in the Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh, reported ANI.

In a separate case, four cops from Alirajpur district were suspended for brutally torturing four youths and a teenager, according to The New Indian Express.

THE CUSTODIAL DEATH CASE

Seven cops were suspended in connection with the custodial death of a farmer, Suresh Rawat. All of them have been charged with the murder of the farmer, senior police officials told TNIE on Sunday.

The farmer, Suresh Rawat, and a Dalit farmer, Khemu Shakya, reportedly had a fight over an undisclosed issue on Saturday. When they went to the Belgarha police station to submit complaints, the police allegedly booked Rawat under the SC/ST Atrocities Act.

He was detained at the police station, and after just a few hours, was found hanging by the grill of the lock-up cell. At the hospital, doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Rawat’s relatives alleged that he was physically tortured by the policemen, who tried to extort money from him.

THE TORTURE CASE

Meanwhile, in Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur district, four policemen, including the station incharge and three constables of Nanpur police station, were suspended for torturing four youths and a teenager in custody on Friday night, which allegedly involved forcing them to drink urine, reported TNIE.

(With inputs from The New Indian Express and ANI)

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