Dead UP cleaner's relatives meet Gehlot, demand protection from UP Police
“They were taken by UP police and harassed in custody. Arun's brother-in-law is not even able to walk properly. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today listened to them and spoke to SP Bharatpur,'' Garg said. “The chief minister has assured them all assistance,” he added. Congress stands with the victim’s family, he said. AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had met Valmiki’s family in Agra on Wednesday.
Valmiki, a sanitation worker, was accused of stealing Rs 25 lakh from the storage room of Jagdishpura Police Station in Agra on Saturday night.
He allegedly fell sick and died during a raid on Tuesday at his house in Agra that police conducted to recover the stolen money. Police has since said he died of a heart attack citing a post mortem report. One of the five relatives alleged a team of UP police had come to their house in Bharatpur looking for him on Saturday night.
“We were not aware of his whereabouts. The police took us with them and kept us there for four days. They beat us and demanded money even when Arun was caught,” the relative said.
“We narrated our ordeal to chief minister Gehlot and he has asked us not to worry. He has given us assurance for security,” he said.
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