Three cops suspended for suspected custodial death
Kochi, Sept 10 (UNI) Three policemen of the Kunnathunad station near Aluva in this district were suspended following the suspected custodial death of 52-year-old Saju.
Central Zone Deputy Inspector General K Padmakumar last night ordered the suspension of ASI Harihara Kumar, Head Constables Abraham and Kochaniyan based on a preliminary investigation report by City Police Commissioner P Vijayan.
Saju was taken into custody yesterday morning by a patrolling team from Pattimattom under suspicious circumstances with some stolen goods, police said today.
Police said Saju fainted at the station in the evening and was immediately taken to a local hospital in Kolencherry where he was pronounced dead.
The deceased hailed from Chengara in Pattimattom village, police added.
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