A person died in central Assam’s Nagaon district this night, allegedly because of police beating throughout lockdown hours. Carrying his physique, an offended mob surrounded the police station and held a protest. They threw stones by which a number of police autos have been partially broken. The police used batons and fired within the air to disperse the gang.
Rupahihat space, the place it occurred, is extraordinarily tense. Police sources mentioned reinforcements have been despatched to the world.
The police claimed that unlawful betting was happening in at a village, Gareki, below the Rupahihat subdivision. When the police raided the world, the boys ran. One of them fell in a water physique and died.
“As per preliminary information, the officer in charge of Rupahihat police station received information that some people are involved in betting and gambling despite curfew,” Anand Mishra, the district police chief, advised NDTV.
“The police team went to the place and the people starting running. During the chase, one of them fell in a pond and died,” Mr Mishra mentioned, including that investigations are on.
Locals alleged that the police had come for routine patrol and once they discovered the boys violating lockdown, beat them brutally. The males have been enjoying cricket on the time, they mentioned. This, they mentioned, is one other occasion of police brutality.
The lifeless man has been recognized as Sohaib Akhtar, a resident of Gareki village.
“The youth, along with others, was playing cricket in a field at Gareki. Suddenly, a police patrolling team came and started beating them up. One of them was injured during the clash and died due to injury,” mentioned a villager.
The younger man was rushed to the hospital in Rupahihat for additional remedy, however he died because of his accidents.
“The police brutally hit him on the head with the butt of a gun. They were just playing cricket. The youth died due to police brutality. We need justice for him,” mentioned considered one of males who later joined the protest outdoors the police station.