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Three cops suspended for suspected custodial death

Written by: Staff

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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