Couple of policemen suspended in Rajmahal as youth dies in police custody

Sahibganj, Jul 15: The police station officer in-charge of Rajmahal and investigation officer were suspended as people hit the streets as a youth died in custody of Rajmahal Police of this district.


More than 15,000 people hit the streets and blocked NH-80 at the Phulwariya Chowk protesting against the death of the youth. To prevent the situation from further flaring police from near by police stations was also called. Meanwhile the SP has suspended police station officer incharge Brahmdeo Chowdhary and investigation officer of the case Pawan Singh.


The agitators were demanding Rs 20 lakh compensation and a government job for the kin of the victim. They also burnt tyres and stopped traffic movement on Rajnagar-Barharwa road. Police sources said that three days a ago a girl was raped and later murdered after which four youth were taken into custody but were later let off. On Friday one of the youths Mantuj Sheikh alias Mundu was taken into custody on Friday but he later died in police custody.

On the directions of Sahibganj DC a medical board has been formed for conducting the post-mortem. The district administration has has directed the officials to conduct video recording of the post-mortem.

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