Alleged custodial death: 5 policemen suspended

Sitapur (UP): Five policemen, including a Station House Officer, were suspended on Wednesday after a man, arrested in connection with a murder case, allegedly died in police custody.

SHO (Tambore) Rishi Dev, SOG in-charge Anjani Kumar Pandey and three constables were suspended in connection with the alleged custodial death, officials said.

A case of murder was registered against the five, they said adding the incident happened in Sakran Police Station.

Zabbar, aged 30, arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of his cousin last week, allegedly died in police custody.

He was declared brought dead to hospital. Family members alleged he was beaten to death by police.

When contacted SP Piyush Mordia said he was looking into the matter. "We are waiting for the post-mortem report."