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Custodial death: Four cops booked

india Updated: Apr 13, 2010 01:00 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
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Senior police officials registered a criminal case against a Station Officer, a Sub-Inspector and two constables for negligence of duty after a double-murder accused hanged himself inside the lock-up of the Bahadur Garh police station on Monday morning, police said.

Dharmendra Singh (32) —wanted in connection with double murders — was found hanging on the window-grill inside the lock-up, police said. Last month, two persons were allegedly murdered by Singh and his accomplices in a case of ‘honour killing’ on March 19.

As per Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Raghubir Lal, one of the victims, named Rakesh Kumar (45) had illicit relations

with Singh’s sister and made sexual advances towards her younger daughter.

“Infuriated with all this, Singh planned their murders and strangulated Kumar and his friend on March 19, with the help of four of his accomplices. Their bodies were recovered on March 27,” Lal said.

On Monday, Singh’s family had staged protests outside the Bahadur Garh police station and alleged foul play in the case.