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Man dies after allegedly being beaten up in police custody, probe ordered

He was severely beaten up in police custody and had to be admitted to SRMS medical college here and later referred to PGI in Lucknow, where he died on Tuesday night

lucknow Updated: May 24, 2017 18:54 IST
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A 22-year-old man, who was allegedly beaten up in police custody here last month, died at a hospital in Lucknow, prompting district authorities to order a magisterial and a police probe in the matter.

An inquiry has been ordered into the death of 22-year-old Anuj Bhatnagar and additional district magistrate (revenue) Manoj Kumar has been assigned the task, district magistrate Pinki Jowal said.

Bhatnagar, a native of Uttarakhand, was picked up by the police on April 22 from Chaupala area under Bareilly City Kotwali area on charges of motorcycle theft, police said.

He was severely beaten up in police custody and had to be admitted to SRMS medical college here and later referred to PGI in Lucknow, where he died on Tuesday night, the police added.

The body was brought to Bareilly on Wednesday morning for post mortem, police said, adding security was beefed up in the area in view of tension.

Inspector general of Bareilly SK Bhagat said the senior superintendent of police (SSP) had been asked to get the probe into allegations of beating of Bhatnagar done by a gazetted officer and also record the post mortem performed by a panel of doctors.