2 cops suspended for death of man in police station
Bhubaneswar: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and a constable of Golanthara police station in Ganjam district were placed under suspension in connection with the death of a man inside the police station. The incident took place on Monday evening and the Berhampur SP suspended the two police personnel on the charge of negligence of duty.
The IIC of the police station concerned has been transferred and in his place Gopalpur IIC Bibekananda Mahanta has been posted.
The action against the two cops was taken after the Southern Range DIG and the Berhampur SP conducted a preliminary investigation into the incident. Berhampur SP Pinak Mishra said the case would be investigated as per the guidelines prescribed by the NHRC. A case has already been registered and investigation is on to find out the reason of death in police custody.
Sources said the youth, identified as Ganesha Dakua, allegedly committed suicide by hanging inside Golanthara police station on Monday.