Family blames cop for infant’s death, says he jumped on boy during raid
The police denied the charge saying the newborn died of a disease.Updated: Jul 10, 2017 20:12 IST
A family from Virar village protested with the body of a newborn outside the Kaman police station in Bharatpur district on Monday, alleging that the baby boy died after a policeman jumped over him while hunting for a criminal in the village.
The family demanded action against the police officers for the death.
However, the police denied the charge saying the newborn died of a disease on Sunday evening.
On Monday, a police team from Kaman, Pahari and Jurahara police stations had conducted a raid in the Virar village under Kaman police station on a tip-off about Nasru Mev, a criminal wanted for last four years in several cases, said Rai Singh Beniwal, deputy superintendent of police and circle officer of Kaman.
The criminal managed to escape but his brother, Saddam, who is also involved in many criminal cases, was arrested in the raid, Beniwal added.
Rahimuddin Mev, father of the newborn, has alleged that his son was lying on a cot outside his house when a cop jumped over him during the raid. The infant was taken to a hospital in the village for treatment but the boy succumbed, alleged Rahimuddin, who is a relative of Nasru Mev.
Beniwal, however, denied the allegation. “The baby was sick and died on Sunday evening. The family’s allegation is false,” the police officer said.
Kaman’s sub-divisional magistrate Virendra Yadav said the family agreed to an autopsy on the body. After the post-mortem, they took the infant’s body, said Yadav, who is conducting an inquiry into their the allegation.
The family members of the infant said they will not cremate the body until the inquiry report was out.
First Published: Jul 10, 2017 20:12 IST