Policemen suspended over custodial death

Eight policemen, including a Station House Officer (SHO), have been suspended in connection with the alleged suicide of a person in police custody, a senior police officer said here today.

Auraiya: Eight policemen, including a
Station House Officer (SHO), have been suspended in connection
with the alleged suicide of a person in police custody, a
senior police officer said here today.

"Eight policemen including SHO, two sub-inspectors and
five personnel have been placed under suspension on the basis
of a report lodged by the kin of the victim," Superintendent
of Police Subhash Dubey said.

Ram Ladait Batham, who was detained in a petty case,
allegedly committed suicide at Bela police station yesterday,
after which an irate mob resorted to arson and heavy
brick-batting.

Three policemen were injured and half a dozen motorcycles
were damaged.

The SP said that three persons have been arrested and the
National Security Act had been invoked against them.

PTI

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