Kolkata man dies days after ‘custodial torture’, kin cry foul


Members of the family of a person, who allegedly died days after custodial torture, have lodged a grievance towards the police.

The grievance has been lodged with the Kolkata Police Commissioner and Deputy Police Commissioner towards Kolkata Police for torturing a detained particular person.

Dipankar Saha, 44, allegedly died after being tortured for 4 days in police custody in Azadgarh of the Golfgreen police station space in Kolkata.

Nonetheless, initially, the police fully denied the allegation, however later senior officers of Kolkata Police promised a correct investigation primarily based on the written grievance of the deceased’s household.

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The household of the deceased claimed that Golfgreen Police Station cops picked up Dipankar final Sunday on a false pretext and beat him up severely.

They mentioned he was admitted to MR Bangur Hospital on Thursday at midnight, however he couldn’t make it.

His physique was then despatched to SSKM Hospital for autopsy. In keeping with sources, a three-member probe staff has been fashioned. Your entire autopsy course of was videographed.

In keeping with police sources, Saha was an alcoholic. Police claimed that final Sunday, he and his 4 buddies have been seen sitting within the neighbourhood after consuming alcohol when the cops picked them up.

Sources claimed that the 5 folks have been stored safely within the police station as an alternative of being locked up.

They mentioned the CCTV footage of Golf Inexperienced police station has been checked completely. It reveals they have been within the police station for half-hour that evening. They have been launched on Sunday evening and all of them left the Golf Inexperienced police station safely. Police sources additionally claimed that their secure exit from the police station was caught on CCTV cameras.

Saha was taken to MR Bangur Hospital for remedy after he complained of sickness. He was discharged on the identical day. On the subsequent day, he once more felt unwell and was admitted to the hospital with some damage marks on Thursday evening. He died early the subsequent morning.

Police mentioned, “If he was thrashed on Sunday, how might the person die on Friday, after 5 days? Additionally, the wound on the physique of the deceased was not 4 days previous.”

On this floor, Kolkata Police have fully denied the allegations towards them. The deceased’s brother is an lively BJP employee. He was a BJP candidate within the final municipal elections in Kolkata. In keeping with the police, false allegations have been made towards them on political pretexts. Nonetheless, the entire matter is being investigated by Lalbazar. The precise reason for dying might be clear after the autopsy report is accessible. If any officer is discovered liable for his dying, immediate motion might be taken towards him, police mentioned.

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