Cops ‘beat man to death’ in UP af­ter his bike hits theirs

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION - Faiz.Sid­diqui@ times­

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.

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