Three policemen suspended after student commits suicide

Kanpur, Jan 17 (PTI) Upset at being allegedly beatenup by the police after being caught in a theft case, a highschool student committed suicide prompting authorities tosuspend three policemen, officials said.

Vijay Kumar and three others were detained by thepolice on January 13 on a complaint by an eating joint ownerSuresh Fauji that his tubewell had been stolen.

Kumar, who was beaten up by police, was later releasedafter his father allegedly paid Rs 14,000 as bribe to VihariGhat SHO M P Singh.

The boy, who was upset over the beating, committedsuicide by hanging himself from a ceiling on Saturday.

Irate over the incident, villagers placed thedeceased''s body on the road, blocking traffic in protest anddemanded that action be taken against those responsible.

Taking action, Vihara Ghat SHO M P Singh and twoconstables have been suspended, Ramabai Nagar SP AshutoshKumar said.

An FIR has also been lodged against the SHO, eatingjoint owner Fauji and three others on the complaint of thedeceased''s brother Roop Singh, the SP added.

Security personnel have been deployed in the area andfurther investigation is on, the SP said.

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