Rajbal, a resident of the Shikar village in Muzaffarnagar district, died in the Chappar police stattion on Tuesday, Jul 7 and his body was left outside the district hospital.
Superintendent of Police Rajeev Mehrotra said, "Rajbal was brought to the police station Tuesday afternoon for interrogation following a complaint related to a land dispute."
He also said, "Preliminary investigation reveals Rajbal died in police custody. We registered a murder case against one inspector and two constables and have also suspended them."
Angry villagers blocked the Delhi- Dehradun highway for hours. Additional security has been spread across the village. "The situation is still tense, but under control. We have assured the villagers of strict action against the policemen responsible for the murder," said Mehrotra.