Meerut: A youth, arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 16-year-old girl, reportedly committed suicide in police custody on Monday.
Five policemen, including the police station in-charge, have been suspended by the SSP over the incident and case has also been lodged against them on the complaint of the deceased`s mother.
The SSP has asked Additional Superintendent of Police to inquire into the incident, police said.
Giving details, a police spokesperson said that on December 2, Sirajuddin had lodged complaint against unknown persons for abducting his daughter.
On the basis of the complaint, police had nabbed Appu on Sunday. Appu was found dead today in custody.
His postmortem was conducted by a three-member team of doctors, which said the cause of death was hanging, the spokesperson said, adding that the postmortem was also videographed.
Station in-charge Devendra Pal Singh, Yadram Singh, Arjun Singh, Head constable Bijendra Singh and Ishwar Singh have been suspended and case lodged against them.