Boy found dead in lock-up; probe ordered after protests

Last Updated: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 21:52

Jammu: The death of a 17-year-old boy in
a lock-up, which police termed as a suicide, triggered
protests here prompting the authorities to order a probe into
the incident.

Police said Billoo of Ludhiana in Punjab, committed
suicide by hanging in police lockup located en route to cave
shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi at Adhkuwari, 58 Kms from here.

He was picked by police in a case of theft and
pick-pocketing and taken to Adhkuwari police lockup for
questioning in the morning.

The boy, as police said, hanged himself in the lockup.
A post-mortem was conducted.

The death triggered protests by a group of labourers
from Punjab, to which Billoo belonged to. They blocked road
leading to the shrine for an hour.

Police authorities have ordered a probe into the
death.

Bureau Report




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