JEYPORE: THE death of Jeypore youth Akash Mahuriya of Kristianpeta has taken a turn with the autopsy report furnished by Koraput Government Hospital indicating death due to impact of hard object as claimed by the victim’s parents. The report contradicts the claims of Jeypore police who stated that Akash had died after falling from his motorcycle while he was being chased by the police on January 30.
According to sources, the incident took place when Jeypore police were chasing Mahuiriya, who was wanted in 14 criminal cases and a non-bailable arrest warrant was pending against him. On January 30, some police staff of Jeypore police reached the spot near Jeypore suburban and confronted him.
Later, police rushed him to Jeypore hospital in a critical condition and from there he was shifted to Korpaut hospital where he died of multiple injuries.
Police had clarified before the relatives of Akash that he fell from his two-wheeler while he was trying to escape. Police stated that it was an accident.
But locals and his parents refused to accept the police version and staged a demonstration before South Western range DIG office alleging custodial death. DIG
S Shyni assured the family members that an inquiry would be conducted after getting the autopsy report.
The victim’s family also lodged a complaint with the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) against police alleging murder.
The postmortem report states that the death was caused due to shock after impact of hard object. Though senior police officials are yet to respond, police sources said the case was being investigated by town police in-charge officer of Koraput.
Meanwhile, the family of the victim filed a complaint against three police officials of Jeypore before OHRC.