UP Kasganj Youth Dies in Police Custody: A case of death of a 22-year-old youth Altaf under suspicious circumstances has come to light in the police lockup of Sadar Kotwali of Kasganj. Altaf’s relatives have accused the police of murder, while according to police officials, the youth hanged himself in the toilet of the lockup, after which he was taken to the hospital. Altaf died after a few minutes of first aid.
UP Kasganj Youth Dies in Police Custody
Altaf Nagla was a resident of Sayyed. According to reports, Altaf used to do floor tile work. Talking about the news published in Amar Ujala, Altaf did install tiles in a house. The girl from that house went missing.
The relatives accused Altaf. Said that Altaf took his girl away. There was a complaint with the police. Police took Altaf into custody around 8 pm on November 8. Till now, Altaf was in police custody. Then came the news of Altaf’s death around the afternoon and evening of November 9.
“The cops killed my son.”
Chahat Mian, the father of Altaf, who died in the police lockup, has accused the Kasganj police of killing his son. He said in a conversation with the media,
“I handed over my son to the policemen myself from home at 8 o’clock on November 8. He was accused of escaping the girl. When I came to the post, I had driven away. Today, after 24 hours, I realised that my son had been hanged in the lockup.
This incident has happened in Bade police station (Kasganj Sadar Kotwali). I had handed over the policemen to my son, so hopefully, it is the policemen who have hanged it.”
What is the logic of the police?
On November 8, 22-year-old Altaf was taken into custody by the police for taking away a girl. Giving information about this matter, Rohan Pramod Botre said,
Altaf, son of Chahat Mian, was brought to the police station for questioning with an episode of 363 and 366 IPC in Kotwali Kasganj. He requested to go to the toilet, after which he was sent to the restroom built in the lockup.
Altaf tried to strangle him by trapping the string attached to the hood of his jacket in the tap inside the toilet. When he did not come out for a long time, the policemen went inside and took him to CHC Ashok Nagar Kasganj in an unconscious state, where he died during treatment.
To reiterate, the police have said that Altaf tried to strangle himself with a string attached to the jacket’s hood. Rohan Pramod Botre also told Inspector Virendra Singh Indolia, Sub-Inspector Chandresh Gautam, Sub-Inspector Vikas Kumar, Head Mohrer Ghanendra Singh, and Constable Saurabh Solanki have been suspended for being prima facie negligent. The SP has also ordered an inquiry into the matter.
According to Kasganj SP Botre Rohan Pramod (IPS), the victim killed himself using his jacket hood’s drawstring when he went to lockup washroom. pic.twitter.com/XmPCcKHEA6
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According to the news of the Navbharat Times, the family has also accused the police that the information about Altaf’s death was given to the family 1 hour after the death. And the legal action was continued without the knowledge of the family. As of now, there is no clarification from the police on these allegations.