Mainpuri: Two labourers refuse to give bribe of Rs 100, UP police beat them to death

Two labourers were reportedly beaten to death by policemen at a checkpoint in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh for refusing to give a bribe of Rs 100.

The postmortem report of the two men, identified as Dileep Yadav and Pankaj Yadav, has confirmed that they died due to injuries sustained by them during an assault, reported The Times of India. The police, however, had initially claimed that the two men died after drowning in a pond while running from the cops.

Devranjan Verma, SP of Mainpuri district, has assured that strict action will be taken against the culprits and an FIR has already been registered. Three policemen and two home guards have been booked, reported NDTV.

The complaint was lodged by a relative of one of the two men. He claimed that four labourers, including the deceased, were travelling in a truck loaded with bricks when it was stopped at a check post near Kosma crossing at around 4.30 am on Friday.

The police demanded a bribe of Rs 100 but, the driver of the truck refused to comply. The two labourers along with the driver fled from the scene. Dileep and Pankaj were however, caught by the police and their bodies were discovered in a nearby pond at about 10.30 am, according to reports.

Following the incident, angry villagers blocked traffic on the main road and beat up two policemen who had reached the area to control the situation.

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Updated Date: Aug 06, 2016 13:13:53 IST

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