SHO, constable suspended after detainee dies

  • HT Correspondent, None, Jaipur/Jodhpur
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2014 16:00 IST

A station house officer and a woman constable were suspended and the remaining staff of a police station was sent to police lines in Sirohi district after a murder suspect in their custody was found dead.

The 20-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday evening in connection with a case of murder, Sirohi superintendent of police Dr Rajeev Pachar said.

“The deceased, Mamta Meghwal, and two of her brothers were called to the Swroopganj police station on Sunday afternoon in connection with the murder of her lover Ashok Meghwal. After two hours of questioning all the three were arrested,” he said.

The woman was found dead the following day and police said she had hanged herself after locking herself up in a toilet. A judicial probe has been ordered.

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