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Five cops suspended for death of theft case suspect

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

Five police personnel have been suspended in connection with the death a 22-year-old man who was a suspect in a theft case, a senior police said Wednesday.

members of the deceased Sanju Tipaniya have alleged that he died due to thrashing by the police personnel at station.

of Police, West, Suraj Verma said Tipaniya was brought to the police station Tuesday in connection with a theft case.

Explaining the sequence of events, he said Tipaniya fell uneasiness during questionning, following which a doctor was summoned.

"The doctor detected low blood pressure as the cause behind Tipaniya losing his consciousness," he said.

The SP said Tipaniya was then taken to a nearby hospital and later to state-run Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital, but he could not be saved.

He said station in-charge Neeta Deyarwal and four constables have been suspended.

Meanwhile, members of the deceased staged a protest at the police station demanding that a case of murder be registered against the police officials.

A magisterial inquiry has been ordered in this case.

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First Published: Wed, April 24 2019. 18:50 IST