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Youth escapes from custody to end life

IN A tragic incident, a 20-year-old youth ended his life after escaping from police custody in Kaytha, some 20 km from here this morning. Third degree treatment by the police is said to be the reason behind the incident as Collector ordered a magisterial inquiry into the case.

india Updated: May 07, 2006 00:38 IST

IN A tragic incident, a 20-year-old youth ended his life after escaping from police custody in Kaytha, some 20 km from here this morning. Third degree treatment by the police is said to be the reason behind the incident as Collector ordered a magisterial inquiry into the case.

According to details Bunty, son of Keshulal, who belongs to scheduled caste, had eloped with a 14-year-old girl on April 8. On the report of girl’s father Nagusingh, the Kaytha police registered a case of abduction against Bunty and recovered the duo from Zalawad. Both were presented before the court from where the girl was handed over to her parents while Bunty was remanded to police custody for four days.

According to police Bunty complained of suffocation in the lockup room last night and was allowed to sleep in another room at the police station. He broke the window and escaped and later committed suicide on the railway track.

There are reports that Bunty was tortured in police custody, which led him to end his life. Superintendent of Police G Janardan has suspended two cops including in-charge sub inspector Ravindra Yadav for dereliction in their duty.  

Meanwhile, Collector Neeraj Mandloi has instituted a magisterial inquiry over the death of accused. Tarana SDM Jaspal Saluja will hold the inquiry.