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Four policemen suspended for death of undertrial in Assam

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Four policemen were suspended and six home guards discharged from service in connection with the death of an undertrial who had allegedly escaped from police custody and was found hanging from a tree near Panikhaiti outpost, the police said today.

The action against the policemen and home guards of in Kamrup metropolitan district in was taken yesterday with immediate effect, they said.

Guwahati of suspended the four policemen of where the incident had occurred in the night of August seven, a said.

has already ordered an enquiry on August eight and directed the Circle Officer, Chandrapur Revenue Circle, Pallab to find out the circumstances leading to the death of the 23-year old prisoner.

Nath has been directed to submit his report within 15 days for submission to the and Human Rights Commission, mandatory for the death of any undertrial prisoner.

was arrested on August seven for allegedly harassing a girl on and was taken to after being remanded to police custody for three days by the

The accused was found missing the same night and the police claimed that he had escaped with his handcuffs on.

A search was launched and he was found hanging from a tree in a jungle, about 150 metres away from the Panikhaiti outpost, the police said.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 11:25 IST