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POLICE ATROCITY: IRATE MOB BURNS T’GARH SDPO OFFICE Sunday, 29 June 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
POLICE ATROCITY: IRATE MOB BURNS T’GARH SDPO OFFICE
Sunday, 29 June 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Locals on Saturday ransacked and burnt the office of the Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) in Titilagarh town of Balangir district following death of a youth allegedly due to torture caused by police.
The irate mob torched furniture, files and a police vehicle along with two wheelers. Earlier in the day, some people attacked the Titilagarh police station and damaged furniture, TV and office properties protesting the death of a mobile shop owner Basant Pradhan due to alleged police torture in the custody.
According to reports, Pradhan had been picked by the Balangir police on June 10 in connection with a mobile theft case. The police had allegedly kept him in custody for five days and brutally tortured him. When Pradhan’s condition worsened, the police sent him to hospital. But he could not be saved by the doctors of a hospital in Titilagarh and died on Saturday.
While no case was lodged against Pradhan yet the police tortured him in its custody till June 15, alleged family members.Balangir SP and Additional SP Sunil Joshi reached the town and are monitoring the situation.Joshi said they would definitely take action against the police staff if they found guilty. “The post mortem will be done by doctors from outside. Besides, the persons against whom allegations are being made will be charged under Section 302 of IPC,” he said.