Villagers thrash policeman in Uttar Pradesh

February 22nd, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) In a case of street justice, villagers in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district Sunday publicly thrashed a policeman after a resident’s death allegedly of police excesses.
According to reports, Gajraj Singh of Mandhana village was detained by two policemen Saturday night for questioning.

Singh’s body was found in the morning. The villagers caught hold of the policeman who had detained Singh and thrashed him publicly.

“Following the allegations levelled against the policemen, we have suspended constable Ram Kishore Patel,” Deputy Inspector General (Kanpur) H.R. Sharma told IANS over phone.

Asked whether Gajraj died of police excesses, Sharma said: “A probe has been initiated into the matter. Nothing can be said before the completion of the inquiry.”

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