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Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to the next to kin of tribal man: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Chief Minister Naveen today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the tribal man who allegedly died in police custody in district on compassionate ground.

Expressing grief over the alleged custodial death of a 22-year-old tribal man, also conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

Abinash Munda of Bhalupali village, arrested in connection with a theft case by Ainthapali police, was found hanging with a bed-sheet inside the lockup last night.

While the victim's family members alleged that he was beaten to death in the custody, the police claimed that he had committed suicide.

station was today ransacked and set on fire by hundreds of angry local people including women over the custodial death.

DGP RP Sharma has ordered the Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) of the Police to probe into the incident.

The Inspector-in Charge of station, a sentry, a have been suspended for alleged negligence, police said.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 17:35 IST