Man commits suicide in police custody
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Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2012, 17:18
Kanpur: A man, who was handed over to police for allegedly snatching mobile phone of a woman constable here, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance, police said on Monday.

The incident took place near Vijaynagar crossing in the city last evening, when Anamika Pal was returning home in an auto after her training at Armapur police station.

According to police, Sheru Chauhan snatched her mobile as he got into the auto and tried to flee. When the woman raised an alarm, people standing nearby got hold of him and beat him up. Later he was handed over to police.

Chauhan, a resident of Varanasi, was being taken to police station when he consumed some poisonous substance. He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed, the police said.

Police sources said the woman constable and Sheru were friends but they had a fight. The deceased was just trying to know her new number.

The investigation into the matter was on.


First Published: Monday, February 27, 2012, 17:18

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