Made to do 200 sit-ups, family blames cops for 24-yr-old’s kidney failure

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: May 25, 2016 15:06 IST
Arun Kumar undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Jalandhar on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

The family members of 22-year-old Arun Kumar, a resident of Dakoha, have levelled serious allegations against Rama Mandi Police Station that Kumar’s kidneys failed after the cops allegedly forced him to do 200 sit-ups on May 7 in the police station.

In a complaint filed with additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-1) Jasbir Singh, Kumar’s mother Saroj alleged that her son Arun, along with his friend, was going to watch the football match on May 7 when he was taken to the police station by cops on charges of eve-teasing.

She alleged that the cops not only thrashed her son, but forced him to do 200 sit-ups in the police station and in the evening when he was released he complaint of feeing unwell. She added that her son was admitted to a private hospital and later shifted to PIMS, where the doctors diagnosed failure of both his kidneys. “Since then, he is undergoing regular dialysis,” she said, adding that the cops were responsible for his son’s condition.

Saroj, along with several residents and municipal councillor Mandeep Jassal, also sought monetary help from the police as the family belongs to weaker section and does not have sufficient funds.

The ADCP and ACP central DD Sharma have assured fair probe into the matter.

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