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