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BMS activist dies in police custody in Kerala, BJP calls for strike

His family alleged that he died after being tortured by the police in the jeep.

kerala Updated: Apr 08, 2017 13:01 IST
ANI, Kasargod
Police custody,Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh,Kerala
His family alleged that he died after being tortured by the police in the jeep.(Photo for representation)

A Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) activist Sandeep died in police custody after he was taken on charges of drinking liquor in a public place on Friday.

“A BMS activist was taken into custody along with four others on a complaint that men were drinking at a public place. Sandeep felt uneasiness and the police took him to a nearby hospital after which he died,” a police official said.

His family alleged that he died because the police tortured him in the jeep.

Following the incident, the station Sub-Inspector was transferred and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called for a strike in the district on Saturday.

First Published: Apr 08, 2017 12:04 IST