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

First Published: Sunday, August 30, 2009, 21:52

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