Saturday, October 09, 2004

Cop booked for Dalit's murder in custody

Pradip Kumar Maitra

Raipur, October 9

In a significant development, the Kawardha police booked the an incharge and a head constable of Piparia police station under sections 302, 201 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for the custodial death of a Dalit youth on Tuesday.

Chief Minister Raman Singh admitted that the Dalit youth, Ballu Satnami, whose body was found near an electrical poll, adjacent to the Pipariya police station, died of severe injuries.

The post mortem report that was received by the district administration on Friday said that there were as many as 14 injuries on the body of deceased.

Besides, clot of blood was also found in his brain.

"In view of the post mortem report and the prima facie evidences, we have booked the police station in-charge, Dilip Sosodia and the head constable, Deocharan," chief minister said and informed that both have been arrested by the district police.

Moreover, the district Superintendent of Police, Pawan Deo has been shunted out from the district and posted as the SP of Railway, Raipur.

Source: Hindustan Times, October 9, 2004

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