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Sreejith's momalleges she was not allowed to give him water

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Mother of Sreejith, who died in police custody, today alleged that she was not allowed to give him water, when he cried for it in pain due to at the police station in near here.

Shyamala, Sreejith's mother, said she had gone to meet her son at the police station on Saturday morning, a day after he was taken into custody in connection with the death of a 55-year-old man.

She said she was not allowed to meet Sreejith, but saw him sitting in the corner of the police station covering his stomach with severe pain.

Talking to Malayalam channels, said policemen did not even allow her to meet her son when he cried calling her "Amma" (mother).

"When the police took him to a hospital from the station, I ran after them crying. He (Sreejith) just said he was being taken to the hospital as he had severe pain in his abdomen," she said.

said she waited there till they returned from the hospital.

"I asked the police what happened to him. A said he vomited as he did not have and told me to give some water."

"I went to a house in the neighbourhood and brought some water. When I reached station, the shouted at us. I could not fulfill my son's wish to have some water," she said.

Sreejith's kin alleged that was thrashed soon after he was taken into custody by three policemen in plainclothes.

Three policemen were suspended yesterday in connection with the death of the 26-year-old man in police custody, while a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed to probe the case.

Police have rejected the reports suggesting that the alleged custodial of and his subsequent death could be case of mistaken identity.

Some persons, including Sreejith, were taken into custody in connection with the death of a 55-year old man, who was found hanging in his house after a group of miscreants attacked his house on Friday last.

Vinish, son of who was found hanging, had said yesterday that he had not named or his brother as an accused in the case.

The police, however, rejected it saying Sreejith was taken into custody based on the complaint filed by the deceased's son.

Ernakulam Rural SP George had yesterday said that preliminary inquiry revealed that there were instances of official misconduct from the three policemen who took Sreejith into custody.

DGP Loknath Behera has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the case following allegations that police harassment and caused death of Sreejith.

Senior IPS S Sreejith is the of the SIT.

BJP had observed a dawn-to-dusk hartal yesterday in Panchayat, protesting the death of Sreejith, who they claimed was a

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 17:55 IST