An elderly man died on Sunday inside a police station in Kolkata while he was being questioned over his alleged involvement in molesting a woman.
Snehamoy Dey (62) died inside Sinthee police station while he was being questioned in a case of molesting a woman, a beauty parlour worker, near his residence, police said.
Following a complaint lodged by the woman, policemen went to Dey’s house on Sunday morning and took him to the police station for interrogation.
Family members of the deceased alleged that Dey, a cardiac patient, could not withstand the rigour of questioning.
Claiming that Dey had not molested the woman, they alleged that police did not show any paper when they visited their residence and took away Dey to grill him.
“He was a cardiac patient and doctors had prescribed him that he should not go through any mental stress. But we believe police asked him questions and pressurised him to answer them following which he fell ill and died,” a family member of Dey said.
According to a senior official at the Kolkata Police headquarters, a probe has been ordered into the incident as well as the role of the investigative officer in the alleged molestation.