Haryana Cop Arrested After Custodial Death of a 50-Year-Old Man



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Ayub Khan died after alleged torture on the roof a police station in Panipat

Team Clarion

NEW DELHI — Police in Haryana’s Panitpat has opened investigation against a police officer following the killing of a 50-year-old man allegedly due to torture in custody, reports say.

“We have arrested Assistant Sub Inspector Dharamvir after filing an FIR under murder charges,” SHO Quila Police Station Mahipal Singh said while speaking with Clarion India on the phone.

Reports said that Ayub Khan died due to torture when he was in police custody in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a 22-year-old woman by a suspect called Irshad Khan. Ayub was a distant relative of the suspect.

Irshad, 25, has been booked under Sections 363 (kidnapping) and 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her for marriage) of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly abducting the woman on the pretext of marriage on May 27.

According to Hindustan Times, Ayub was interrogated and tortured on the roof of Quila Police Station building and died around 6:30 PM on Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. There were several injury marks on his body.

Police have now set up a special investigation team to probe Ayub’s death. The team is headed by assistant superintendent of police Pooja Vashisth.

The complaint by Ayub’s family said that ASI Dharamvir called him to the station and some other relatives of Irshad to the police station to trace him.

Family has alleged that Ayub was tortured by ASI Dharamvir and relatives of the woman.

Two women have also been arrested on murder charges.

SP, Panipat, Shashank Kumar Sawan, told Hindustan Times that the accused cop has also been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act as Ayub’s family have alleged that he was demanding money to release him.

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