A 17-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur died on Sunday, 4 days after allegedly being assaulted by policemen over allegations of stealing his uncle’s cellphone.
Three policemen – a sub-inspector and two constables – have been suspended and an inquiry has been ordered into the incident that passed off in Sampurana Nagar, round 230 km from Lucknow.
Nevertheless, the Lakhimpur Police Chief has claimed the boy’s questioning occurred within the presence of relations and he was let go after that. They mentioned the household had first blamed his uncle for the assault however later modified their assertion.
“The boy’s uncle had accused him of stealing his telephone on the seventeenth of this month. On nineteenth, following a criticism, either side, the household of the boy and the village head have been referred to as to the police station. They have been questioned in entrance of everybody,” police chief Sanjeev Suman mentioned.
“After that, they reached a settlement and the police have a written settlement that reveals that. They went again round 3 pm from the police station. This morning, the boy’s mom got here to the police station with 5-6 others and mentioned her son was thrashed by the uncle and some others on the evening of twentieth, he added.
“He was admitted to the hospital on the identical evening and he died this morning. That’s when his family alleged that he died after being overwhelmed up by the police. We are going to examine the allegation. If policemen are discovered accountable, they may face motion,” Mr Suman mentioned.
Chatting with the media, the boy’s sister mentioned, “The police despatched my mom away after they referred to as him for questioning and beat him mercilessly with belts. He instructed him how he fell to their toes and requested them to cease.”
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