Telangana custodial death: 3 cops in Addagudur district suspended | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Rachakonda commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat has suspended sub-inspector of Addagudur police station and two constables for the recent custodial death of a 48-year-old Dalit woman.
On June 16, pastor Balashoury from Govindapur village in Addagudur police station limits, lodged a complaint alleging that Rs 2 lakh cash was stolen from the premises of church-cum-residence, police said. After the preliminary probe, police picked up pastor’s domestic help Mariyamma, 48, her son Uday Kumar and his friend on June 17 night. Police also recovered Rs 90,000 cash from the suspects. While the trio was being interrogated at the police station, Mariyamma suddenly complained of uneasiness and she was shifted to Bhongir area hospital, where she was declared brought dead in the early hours of June 18, assistant commissioner of police (ACP), Malkajgiri, N Shyam Prasad Rao said.
As per the procedure, postmortem examination has been conducted and a custodial death case was registered under Section 176 of the CrPC. After the incident, opposition leaders alleged that the victim died due to police torture.
An internal inquiry was conducted by police. On Tuesday, Rachakonda commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat suspended Addagudur SI V Maheshwar, constables Rashid and Janaiah for dereliction of duties.

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