UP Teen, Allegedly Thrashed For Violating Curfew, Succumbs To Injuries

UP Teen, Allegedly Thrashed For Violating Curfew, Succumbs To Injuries

Two police constables in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district have been suspended and a case has been registered against them.

After a 17-year-old boy died on Friday after being allegedly thrashed by the cops in custody for “violating the ongoing corona curfew” in the state, two police constables in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district have been suspended and a case has been registered against them. The police, in a statement, has said a home guard, who was initially suspended, has also been dismissed from service.

This incident took place 65 kms from state capital Lucknow, in Unnao, when the boy was reportedly selling vegetables outside his house in Bangarmau town. The boy’s family alleged that he was allegedly picked up by the constables, taken to the local police station, and was thrashed black and blue following which his condition deteriorated and he was rushed to the Community Health Centre, where he was declared dead.

Agitated with the police action, demanding action against the guilty, the locals protested at Lucknow road crossing. They also demanded a government job and compensation for the victim’s family.

“Two constables and a home guard have been suspended with immediate effect in the matter and the entire matter will be probed,” the police said in a statement.

The Uttar Pradesh government, in the wake of ongoing wave of Covid-19 pandemic, has imposed curfew in the state till 7 am on May 24 to curb the spread of coronavirus cases.


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