Five cops suspended over custodial death

An Inspector and four constables were placed under suspension in connection with a custodial death in the city.

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2012, 21:34 PM IST

Shimoga: An Inspector and four constables
were placed under suspension in connection with a
custodial death in the city, police said on Saturday.

Ifran (28) of Azad Nagar, who was taken into custody
in a theft case, died while being shifted to hospital
yesterday and the incident triggered protests by relatives.

Relatives also staged dharna in front of the police
station demanding action against those responsible for the
death. His father lodged a complaint over his son`s death in
police custody.
Shimoga Superintendent of Police Raman Gupta constituted a
high-level committee to investigate the cause of death and
ordered suspension of the five police personnel who were on
duty, yesterday.
PTI