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Kanpur Dehat: Suspect dies in police custody, 9 policemen including SHO suspended

Taking action in connection with the death of a suspect during police custody in Kanpur Dehat district, 9 policemen including SHO have been suspended.


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Kanpur. Nine policemen, including the Station House Officer (SHO), were suspended on Tuesday in connection with the death of a suspect in police custody at Shivli police station in Kanpur Dehat district. A police officer gave this information. Balwant Singh (27), a youth who died in police custody, was a resident of Saraiya Lalpur village and his family has accused the police of torturing him and held them responsible for his death, but they are yet to file a written complaint against the police personnel. Not given.


Balwant's name came in front in the robbery case

Kanpur Dehat Superintendent of Police (SP) Suniti said that on December 6, bike-borne criminals looted gold ornaments and cash from jeweler Chandrabhan Singh Sengar, a resident of Saraiya Lalpur village, by putting chilli powder in his eyes. Sengar was robbed when he was going home on his bike. He said that the Shivli police and the Special Operations Group (SOG), probing the case, arrested three people, Avinash Kushwaha, Suraj and Shiva alias Kallu, and during interrogation, all three had also disclosed the name of Balwant.Balwant complained of chest pain


The SP claimed that on receiving the information, Balwant Singh himself reached the police station on Monday to record his statement and during interrogation he complained of chest pain and was taken to the hospital where he died during treatment in the early hours of Tuesday. The SP said that it has been decided that the post-mortem will be conducted by a committee of doctors and videography of the entire process will also be done.


Nine policemen were suspended

Suniti told 'PTI-Bhasha' that Shivli police station in-charge (SHO) Rajesh Singh, SOG team chief was sub-inspector Prashant Gautam, two sub-inspectors Gyan Prakash Pandey and Sampat Singh, four head constables Sonu Yadav, Anoop Kumar, Durgesh Kumar Nine policemen, including Vinod Kumar and constable Jai Kumar, have been suspended. He said that this action was taken so that the policemen could not influence the investigation and the investigation could be completed in a free and fair manner.


The victim's family accused the police

He told that the matter is being investigated and further action will be taken according to the results of the investigation. Citing anonymity, an official said that the victim's family has accused the police of torturing them, but they have not yet given a written complaint to register a case against the police personnel.

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