Four cops booked for custodial death

Police on Sunday registered an FIR against four policemen, including three sub-inspectors, in Firozabad for allegedly thrashing a youth to death. However, no one was arrested.

On Friday, the police arrested 26-year-old Zeeshan along with his associate Shamshad and recovered a country-made pistol and charas. Both were booked under Arms Act and NDPS Act, and produced in court on Saturday which sent them to judicial custody.

At night, Zeeshan complained of pain in stomach. When his condition deteriorated, the jail doctor referred him to district hospital where he was declared brought death.

After family members of deceased came to know about it, they rushed to hospital and staged a protest. They claimed that police had thrashed Zeeshan badly following which he suffered serious injuries and died.

On the basis of a complaint filed by the family of the deceased, the north Firozabad police station lodged an FIR under various sections of IPC including 302 (murder).

The accused are S-I Rajendra Pratap and Senior S-I Rajveer, both attached with north Firozabad police station, S-I Ashish Kumar and one constable. Ashish Kumar is in-charge of the district Special Operation Group (SOG) team.

Firozabad SP Aparna H S said the postmortem of Zeeshan has been conducted and its report is awaited. Inspector of north Firozabad police station C K Mishra said a medical examination of Zeeshan was conducted before he was produced before the court on Saturday. The medical report did not mention any injury on the body.

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