Rajasthan: Dalit dies in custody, family alleges murder


Written by Deep Mukherjee
| Jaipur |

Published: February 28, 2020 1:18:39 am





Officials mentioned a case of murder has been registered in opposition to the SHO and others on the premise of a criticism by Khatik’s family. (File Photo)
A 26-year-old Dalit man from Barmer district of Rajasthan died in police custody Thursday. His family members have accused police of murdering him.

SHO of the police station the place Jitendra Khatik was stored has been suspended and workers of the police station have been despatched to the strains, mentioned officers. Officials mentioned a case of murder has been registered in opposition to the SHO and others on the premise of a criticism by Khatik’s family.

“We run a scrap shop. Yesterday, officials from Barmer rural police station took my brother after accusing him of possessing stolen goods. When we went to the police station, Jitu told us to take him home,” mentioned his brother Champalal. He mentioned that once they went to the police station Thursday, they weren’t allowed to satisfy Khatik. “We were waiting when police said he is ill and told us to take him to the hospital. Doctors declared him dead,” mentioned Champalal.

“Police murdered my nephew…He was beaten up so badly that he died in the police station,” alleged Khatik’s uncle Manglilal.

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