Man dies after police 'thrashing'; inquiry ordered
The family and friends of a Bihar native, who died a day after some officials from Urban Estate Colony police station allegedly beat him up on August 20, staged a protest outside Rohtak deputy commissioner's office on Friday, demanding action against the policemen "responsible".
Rohtak superintendent of police Vivek Sharma has ordered the post-mortem of the victim's body by a medical board and marked a DSP-level inquiry into the case. The family of the victim, Mukesh, has alleged that the police had come to their house on Monday and began beating them up mercilessly.
When Mukesh protested, the policemen, whom the family has not been able to name yet, "retaliated" by hitting him with batons and then summoned all of them to the police station. Over there, the cops, the family has alleged, told them that they had been summoned in connection with the theft of a mobile phone and let them off after taking Rs 600.
Pintu Kumar, the victim's brother, alleged that the cops had come to their home at midnight. The day after the incident, Mukesh complained of body ache and later in the night, when his condition worsened, he was admitted to a local hospital, where he succumbed to injuries. The public relations officer for the police, Ved Parkash Nain, said Mukesh had died because of food poisoning and not injuries, as there were no physical torture marks on the body of deceased.