MUSLIM YOUTH FOUND DEAD IN UP POLICE STATION, 5 OFFICERS SUSPENDED

A 22 year old Muslim youth who was detained over a minor gone missing was found hanging in the Kotwali Police Station in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. Five officials from the station, including the SHO were suspended over the incident. The police claim that Althaf, the victim, hanged himself with a drawstring from the hood of his jacket. According to the police, they rushed him to the hospital after discovering him in the station’s toilet but he did not survive. 

 

Althaf’s family first said that it was not possible for their son to commit suicide. His father Chand Mian is a labourer who accused the police of killing Althaf. But he later corrected saying ‘he was angry at first’, and that the doctors has confirmed to him that the death was by suicide. “We are poor people, and just want to survive. We are not in a position to make demands. He was alive and well when we met him… we do not know what happened later”, his father said. 

 

He was picked up for questioning from Nagla Syed in Kasganj on a complaint from a Hindu family. The family accused him of ‘kidnapping’ their 16 year old daughter. The girl still remains missing and police claim they’re trying to find her. Kasganj SP Botre Rohan Pramod claims that Althaf told them and the two were in a relationship. 

 

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