After a 22-year-old man allegedly killed himself inside a police station in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district, 270 kilometres west of the state capital Lucknow, five police officers have been suspended.
The man, Altaf, was taken to the police station on Tuesday morning for questioning in connection with a case filed last week alleging “woman kidnapped and forced marriage.”
Etah Police Chief Rohan Pramod Bothre stated the man “asked for the washroom” at the police station in a video statement posted on Twitter. The cops went inside after he didn’t return after a few minutes and discovered him dead.
“He was dressed in a black jacket, and it appears that he tried to strangle himself by tying the cord tied to the jacket’s hood to a tap in the washroom. He was taken to the hospital after being brought out unconscious. Within 5-10 minutes, he was dead “According to the Police Chief,
According to a statement, the five police officers who have been suspended have been charged with “negligence.”
However, it is unclear how many police stations in Uttar Pradesh have received CCTV cameras thus far..
Altaf’s father, Chand Miyan, however, stated: “I surrendered my child to the authorities. However, I believe they were involved in the hanging.”
According to the court, all police stations must be equipped with cameras and audio.
According to the Supreme Court, security cameras should be installed in interrogation rooms, lock-ups, and entry and departure points.