Kerala cop suspended for using mobile phone of man who died in train accident

He used the phone of Arun Jerry, a native of Mangalapuram, who was hit and killed by train on June 18. After his death, Arun's relatives had complained to the rural police that the phone was missing.

Published: 09th October 2021 03:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th October 2021 03:10 PM   |  A+A-

Police, Crime

An inquiry revealed that he had taken the costly phone which was found near the railway track and started using it (Express Illustrations)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a black mark for the Kerala police, Chathannoor sub-inspector Jyothi Sudhakar has been suspended pending inquiry after the cyber police found that he was using the mobile phone of a man who died in a train accident recently. The police officer had got the mobile phone when he was serving as sub-inspector of Mangalapuram police station in the district.

He used the phone of Arun Jerry, a native of Mangalapuram, who was hit and killed by train on June 18. After his death, Arun's relatives had complained to the rural police that the phone was missing. Later, the officer was transferred to Chathannoor police station. But relatives repeatedly complained that the phone was missing. Eventually, the complaint reached the cyber police as well.

The investigation into the complaint revealed that the phone was in the custody of the sub-inspector. He had taken the costly phone which was found near the railway track and started using it. The officer was immediately suspended.



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