A 22-year-old person allegedly committed suicide after he managed to escape from Panikhaiti Police out-post early Wednesday morning. Chandan Bharali, hailing from Chhaygaon, was arrested on Sunday (Aug 5) on the basis of a complaint filed by a girl and her father.
However, he managed to reportedly pip the only on-duty home guard late last night and was found hanging from a tree only 100 metres away from the police outpost.
#FLASH | 22-year-old youth escapes from lock-up of Panikhaiti police out-post, commits suicide. Deceased identified as Chandan Bharali, hailed from Chhaygaon.
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Meanwhile, Chandan’s family members cried foul over his mysterious death and accused police of murdering him and trying to cover-up the incident by terming it to be a suicide case.
“It’s a cold-blooded murder by Panikhaiti police. Why will anybody commit suicide by escaping from police custody? He was framed in the case and killed by police,” a relative said, and questioned as to why he was not produced in court and kept at the police out-post that even did not have a lock-up.
Incidentally, police sent the body for post-mortem and did not even wait for family members to arrive.
“We want justice. There should be a proper inquiry. There can be no justification to police sending the body for post mortem even before the arrival of family members,” another relative said.