Published On: Tue, Oct 29th, 2019

Five cops suspended over custodial death of 26-yr-old man

Mumbai Five policemen were on Tuesday suspended in connection with the custodial death of a 26- year-old man in Mumbai, an official said. Vijay Singh, a resident of the Sion area who worked as a medical representative in a pharmaceutical firm, died after he was detained at the Wadala Truck Terminus police station for questioning in an assault case on Sunday.

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The victim’s family has alleged that he was beaten to death in police custody. A police inspector, a sub-inspector and three constables of Wadala TT police station have been suspended after an inquiry into the incident, a police spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, Singh’s family members and locals protested outside the Wadala Truck Terminus police station and sought a meeting with the Mumbai Police Commissioner. The protesters, holding placards and banners, demanded an FIR against the duty officer and other police personnel who allegedly assaulted Singh.

PTI

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