Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a magisterial probe into the custodial death of a man detained in connection with the mysterious death of his wife in Udhampur district, police said on Tuesday.
Subash Chander allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in the lockup at a police station in Ramnagar tehsil of Udhampur district yesterday.
Police said Chander tore the silk cloth attached to the side of a blanket, used it as a rope and hanged himself.
The probe has been ordered by the Deputy Commissioner of Udhampur on recommendation of the police, a senior police officer said, adding that it would be conducted by the tehsildar of Ramnagar.
Chander was detained following his wife Sarita`s death after she allegedly consumed poison on July 22.
"Police have registered a case and action will be taken against officers concerned after the probe is completed," the officer said.
Around 400 people gathered in front of Ramnagar police station and blocked roads today demanding an inquiry into Chander`s death and punishment of erring policemen. Protests were also held in Ramnagar town yesterday.