Custodial Death Sparks Outcry in UP Village

A man died in police custody in Deoria, UP, after allegedly being beaten by Sub-Inspector Virendra Kushwaha. The incident led to widespread anger among villagers, prompting an investigation and a murder charge against Kushwaha and fellow officers. Political leaders demanded compensation for the victim's family.

PTI | Deoria | Updated: 22-05-2024 16:34 IST | Created: 22-05-2024 16:34 IST
Custodial Death Sparks Outcry in UP Village
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A man died in police custody here allegedly after being beaten by a Sub-Inspector, an officer said on Wednesday.

The incident happened in a village under the Barhaj Police Station jurisdiction and police have booked the SI for murder as well as a few other policemen.

The custodial death led to an outcry among the villagers, who reached the police post where the SI was posted and set his motorcycle to motorcycle. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav condemned the incident and demanded at least Rs 5 crore to the family of the victim, 32-year-old Daddan Yadav. Superintendent of Police Sankalp Sharma said Daddan, a native of Satrao village, was allegedly beaten by SI Virendra Kushwaha and his fellow policemen on Monday. According to Daddan's family, he was rushed to a hospital with severe wounds, where seeing his critical condition, doctors referred him to Maharishi Devraha Baba Medical College in Deoria. Daddan succumbed Tuesday night during treatment at the hospital. According to villagers, Kushwaha had a dispute with a former village head Chandrabhan Yadav and Daddan Yadav was an associate of Chandrabhan's son Rajesh Yadav. The SP said that on the complaint of Daddan's family, a case of murder was registered against Kushwaha and a few other policemen late Tuesday night.

Kushwaha is absconding and search is on for him.

Responding to the incident, Akhilesh on X wrote, ''Under the BJP rule, some corrupt people in the police administration have started feeling that if they do anything illegal, their BJP masters will save them...A case of murder should be registered against the accused police of Deoria and a compensation of at least Rs 5 crore should be given to the family of the deceased.''

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