Man in Uttar Pradesh dies in police custody, family members cry foul

The accused was brought to the police station. By the afternoon, his condition started to deteriorate. He died on the way to the district hospital, police said.

PTI June 21, 2017 07:04:12 IST
Man in Uttar Pradesh dies in police custody, family members cry foul

Bulandshahr: A 25-year-old man, who was arrested in a burglary case at Sikandrabad town, died in police custody on Tuesday.

Man in Uttar Pradesh dies in police custody family members cry foul

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Wahid was beaten up by the public after he was caught stealing at a temple and was handed over to the police on Tuesday morning, SP(City) Praveen Ranjan Singh said.

The accused was brought to the police station. By the afternoon, his condition started to deteriorate. He died on the way to the district hospital, Singh said.

The police also said six cases had been registered against Wahid in the past.

However, family members of the deceased rejected the charges and called it a custodial death.

The victim's mother Shanno said her son had gone outside to purchase vegetables and had not committed any crime.

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