Cops ‘beat man to death’ in UP after his bike hits theirs
Kanpur: Close on the heels of the “murder” of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari by a constable in Lucknow, a 28-yearold man was allegedly “beaten to death” on Friday night by policemen on patrol duty after his two-wheeler collided with the cops’ motorcycle in Farrukhabad district.
The victim’s family members later staged a protest at the hospital where the man was taken for treatment, demanding action against the two policemen.
Farrukhabad ASP Tribhvan Singh said, “A case will be filed on the basis of the complaint of the victim’s family members. We are in the process of identifying the two constables, who were posted at Faizganj police outpost of the Kotwali police station.”
Reports said the incident took place when the victim, Rajiv Pandey, and his friend Jeetu Yadav were on their way back home from Addupur village in Farrukhabad.
Jeetu alleged that as soon as they reached the village outskirts, their bike collided with another bike on which two policemen were riding. “Soon after the collision, his friend Rajiv was caught hold and beaten by the policemen ruthlessly,” he alleged, adding that instead of providing medical assistance to his friend, the cops left him unattended and escaped.
Jeetu immediately rushed back home and informed village head Ramu Yadav, who reached the spot and took Rajiv to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him ‘brought dead’. His family members and relatives along with locals and members of BJP and Hindu Mahasabha staged a protest outside the hospital and later at Awas Vikas Tiraha and demanded immediate termination of the policemen responsible for the death. ASP Singhtried to pacify the agitating mob that demamded termination of the cops and filing of a case against them.