Man chained inside lock up: Cops suspended

Angul: A sub-inspector and constable of Nalco Nagar Township police station in the district were placed under suspension today for allegedly chaining a man inside police lock-up for four days.

The action followed the inquiry of sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) RN Deo of the district.

It was alleged that the police had confined Markanda Nayak of Amantapur village inside police lock-up with one leg tied up with iron chains for no fault of his own.

On Sunday, after receiving complaints that Nayak helped his son Mithun to elope a minor girl from the village, police searched for the duo but failed to trace them. Later, police detained Nayak inside the lock-up on the very day.

Meanwhile Nayak’s wife alleged that the police had threatened her to keep inside the lock-up.