An undertrial, who was admitted in a hospital after he was allegedly tortured in police custody, succumbed to his injuries, according to the family. One police sub-inspector has been suspended and a case registered in this connection, Additional SP Radhey Mohan Bhardwaj said.
The family of the victim, Balvir, has alleged that the in-charge of Awagarh police station along with a sub-inspector and two constables had tortured Balvir. They alleged that the policemen had used petrol filled injections on Balvir’s private parts.
A resident of Isoli village, in Sakroli police station area, Balvir had died yesterday in Lucknow’s PGI hospital where he was admitted. He had been arrested on April 23 in a murder case.
The family said they have complained to the UP DGP and National Human Rights Commission against those involved in the case.