Man dies in UP after delay in lodging FIR, 3 cops suspended

Taking note of delay in lodging a case in a shooting incident that led to the death of a 40-year-old man, authorities today suspended three policemen, including a sub inspector.

PTI| Updated: Feb 27, 2016, 14:26 PM IST

Sitapur: Taking note of delay in lodging a case in a shooting incident that led to the death of a 40-year-old man, authorities today suspended three policemen, including a sub inspector.

The suspension was ordered by Sitapur SP B B Singh.

According to the complaint lodged with the police by the victim's daughter, Sajjan was shot at by one Pramod following some dispute last night, after which, he was rushed to the community health centre in Tambour area.

However, he was sent to the police station for lodging an FIR as it was a police case, they alleged, adding that the injured was kept waiting for hours in name of FIR registration and other formalities.

He was taken for a medical aid when his condition deteriorated and he succumbed to injuries, they said.

Singh said that three policemen serving at the Tambour police station, Sub Inspector Jagganath Sharma and constables Jitendra and Vimal, have been suspended on the basis of the complaint submitted by the victim's daughter.

The case was later registered and the main accused has been arrested, he said adding, Circle Officer Biswan has been asked to conduct an inquiry into the allegations of the bereaved family.