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DM orders inquiry on person who ran from police custody and found hanging on tree

Nath has been directed to submit his findings within 15 days for onward submission to NHRC/AHRC (Assam Human Rights C Commission).


PTI 08 Aug 2018, 02:36 PM India

The District Magistrate of Kamrup Metropolitan District today ordered an inquiry into the death of a person, who had allegedly spaced from the police custody and was found hanging from a tree in Chandrapur area.

District Magistrate Virender Mittal directed Circle Officer, Chandrapur Revenue Circle, Pallab Jyoti Nath to conduct an inquiry to find out the circumstances leading to the death of the 23-year old man, official sources said here.

Nath has been directed to submit his findings within 15 days for onward submission to NHRC/AHRC (Assam Human Rights C Commission).

The person, identified as Chandan Bharali, was arrested yesterday for allegedly harassing a girl on social media and was taken to Panikhaiti outpost after being remanded to police custody for three days by the Chief Judicial Magistrate.

The accused was found missing last night and the police claimed that he had escaped with his handcuffs. A search was launched to find him and the police found him early this morning hanging from a tree in the jungle area, about 150 meters behind Panikhaity outpost.

The person had allegedly committed suicide, according to the police.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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