Das in his petition further mentioned that despite knowing Biswal’s state of mind the jail authorities had neither provided him psychiatric treatment nor taken him for counselling
Manoranjan Gedi was picked up by the personnel of Abhaychandapur police station in connection with a narcotics case and died later under mysterious circumstances on Saturday. Gedi’s family members attributed his death to custodial torture.
The family members alleged that Manoranjan was picked by the cops in a narcotics case and was subjected to torture. Following his death, the post-mortem was conducted hurriedly at night.
While taking serious view of the matter, the Commission has called upon the Twin City Commissioner to submit a detailed report in the matter.
The investigating officer, S K Behera, has been replaced by an inspector-ranked officer attached with the district Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) who will now probe the case.
On the one side, police file shows the man as Pradeep Sahu, an habitual offender, while on the other, one of the families identifies him as Debendra Choudhary having no criminal antecedents.
Pradeep Sahu, who hailed from Kapilaprasad in the city, reportedly fell sick in the custody and died at Capital Hospital.
Odisha Ghasi Bikash Mancha (OGBM), a State-level rights group has resorted to demonstration demanding justice to the family of Gobinda Kumbhar who died under mysterious circumstances during treatment while being under police custody on September 25.
Police excess allegedly led to the death of Gobinda Kumbhar, a resident of Tora village in Odisha's Bargarh district.
Suresh Pujari, BJP’s Lok Sabha MP from Bargarh, has demanded Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to handover the probe of Dalit youth Gobinda Kumbhar’s death in police custody to an independent agency for free and fair investigation.
Alleging that police excess led to the death of Gobinda Kumbhar, a resident of Tora village, his brother Jiten Kumbhar has demanded stringent punishment for the culprits. "I demand harshest of punishment even up to hanging to those who have killed my brother," said Jiten.
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