Chennai: Three police officials were suspended
today in connection with the death of an accused, who was
taken into custody in a theft case.
Departmental action has been ordered against the three
after Muthu, who was under their custody, died at a private
hospital here late last night, an official press release said.
Muthu was arrested for allegedly stealing jewels of a
person who had stayed in a hotel recently.
Having confessed the crime, Muthu was taken to a pawn
broker where he had sold the stolen jewels.Later he complained
of chest pain and was rushed to a private hospital where he
died, the release said.
"In this regard, a report has been sent to the Judicial
magistrate for inquiry. For negligence of duty Crime Inspector
Natesan, Sub Inspector V K Murthy and Head Constable Murugesan
were suspended", it added.