Mainpuri: Days after a couple were axed to death for failing to clear a debt of Rs 15, two labourers have been beaten to death allegedly by policemen after they refused to give a bribe of Rs 100 in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri district.
The bodies of two labourers were found floating in a pond nearby on Friday.
Following the recovery of the bodies, angry villagers from Ghiror area including families of the deceased, blocked traffic on the main road and also thrashed two cops who had reached the site to control the situation.
Mainpuri superintendent of police (SP) Devranjan Verma admitted that a complaint had been submitted accusing six policemen, including two home guards, of killing two men.
"We are probing and have registered an FIR. Action will be taken against the culprits," SP, Mainpuri Devranjan Verma told media.
According to a complaint launched, four labourers were travelling in a truck loaded with bricks when it was stopped by policemen at a checkpost under Ghiror police station in Mainpuri on early Friday.
The policement allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 100 for letting the truck go but the driver refused to pay the bribe after which an altercation took place between the two sides.
While two among the four men managed to fled the scene, police caught and brutally thrashed another two labourers for denying bribe.
At around 10 am, their bodies were found floating in a pond nearby leading to allegations that they were beaten to death by the policemen and dumped there.
Watch video of angry villagers thrashing cops about labourers' bodies were found yesterday morning:
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