An FIR has been filed against seven cops of Gurugram for allegedly beating up and killing a 24-year-old taken in custody for cybercrime.
An FIR has been filed against seven cops of Faridabad for allegedly beating up and killing a 24-year-old taken in custody for cybercrime.
The youth, Nuh resident Junaid, died 10 days later.
The FIR, filed in Nuh, names sub-inspectors Rajesh and Surjit, assistant sub-inspector Narendra and Javed, head constables Naresh and Dalbir and an SHO, Basant.
The case was filed after Junaid’s relatives and neighbours thronged Bichhor police station in Nuh on Saturday, set a vehicle on fire and blocked several roads, demanding exemplary punishment for the cops.
Junaid and five others were picked up by the cyber cell of Faridabad police on May 31 when they were returning home from a wedding in Rajasthan. All of them were allegedly taken to Faridabad, but no FIR was filed.
Junaid’s mother, Khatija, alleged that her son had been kept in police custody overnight and beaten up by the cops. She claimed that on June 1, Junaid’s brother Irshad went to Faridabad to get him released. “They made him (Irshad) sign on several blank papers,” Khatija said in her statement to the cops.
Junaid had multiple injuries. After he came back home, according to Khatija, he started complaining of acute pain and was examined by a local doctor. His condition, however, kept deteriorating. Junaid was taken to a local health center on June 11.
The family approached the sub-divisional magistrate and got a medical test done to ascertain the nature of his injuries.
Juanid died while being taken to a private hospital in Hodal that day.
Angry over his death, Junaid’s relatives and other villagers marched to Bichhor police station on Saturday and demanded action against the cops. They torched a police vehicle and blocked roads.
A day after the protest, the FIR was filed against the Faridabad cops under sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 302 (murder) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC at Bichhor police station.
A second FIR for rioting was lodged against 200 people in connection with the protest and torching of a police vehicle. Nuh SP Narender Bijarniya confirmed the FIRs. “Investigation is under way,” he said.
A Faridabad police spokesperson said the allegations against the cops were baseless, concocted, and motivated and lies were being peddled to cover up for crimes. The police statement said Junaid had a kidney ailment.
He was rounded up with Shahid, his cousin, alleged kingpin of a cyber fraud racket that has defrauded hundreds of people.
Junaid was handed over to his family within hours when he was not found to be involved, the police statement said, adding his two brothers – Azad and Irshad – were found to be active members of the gang on further investigation and arrested.
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