Man commits suicide in police custody, 3 policemen suspended

August 25th, 2008 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Aug 25 (IANS) Three policemen have been suspended and a judicial inquiry ordered into the death of an accused in police custody, official sources said Monday. According to police Superintendant Jaideep Prasad, Israel, who was accused of theft, was arrested by the city police Sunday night and kept in the lockup at Sukhi Sewania police station where he committed suicide Sunday night.

“Three cops, including the station house officer (SHO) Ajay Rana and constables Hardev Singh and Lalji Misra, have been suspended with immediate effect and a judicial inquiry has been ordered to look into the matter,” Prasad said.

The family members of the deceased have alleged that Israel was being harassed by the police for the past 10 days following which he committed suicide.

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