Youth released on bail dies; relatives allege police atrocity

Puri: Relatives of a youth from Astaranga in Konark, who was released on bail after he complained of sickness, staged road blockade alleging police atrocity in custody after he died in Cuttack SCB medical today.

According to sources, the youth identified as Jogendra Das of village Malda under Astaranga police limits died today under mysterious circumstances at Cuttack SCB medical. He was reportedly released on bail and admitted to the hospital after he complained of sickness in jail.

However, the relatives alleged that the youth died because of police atrocity in custody. They said that the Nimapara Police had arrested Das in a false case and he was brutally tortured in custody resulting in his sickness followed by death in hospital.

The relatives of Das along with the villagers blocked roads at College Chhak in Konark protesting against police atrocity in custody, sources added.