Undertrial dies in police custody in Jajpur

The family members of the deceased alleged that Gayadhar had been tortured in police custody and held the police accountable.

Published: 09th July 2017 06:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2017 06:17 PM   |  A+A-

For representational purpose

By PTI

JAIPUR: An undertrial died in police custody at Dharmasala in Jajpur district, police said today.

Gayadhar Tarai (40), arrested in connection with an incident of bomb attack on Saturday, died last night.

The family members of the deceased alleged that Gayadhar had been tortured in police custody and held the police responsible for his death.

"I saw many injury marks on many parts of the body. He was beaten black and blue in the custody," his elder brother Rabindra said.

Police claimed that Gayadhar had complained of abdomen pain in custody and he was admitted to the Dharmasala Community Health Centre (CHC) where he died.

But the CHC authorities said they received Gayadhar brought dead.

Jajpur Superintendent of Police Charan Singh Meena said, "we have sent the body to the district headquarter hospital for post mortem to ascertain the exact cause of the death. A DSP level officer is enquiring into the incident and action will be taken against the cops if found guilty".

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
TAGS
Jajpur

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.