News Nation Logo

Kerala BJP calls for strike after youth dies in police custody

A 28-year-old Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Worker Died On Friday While Being Taken To Police Station For Consuming Liquor In Public Place, Police Said.

PTI | Updated on: 08 Apr 2017, 11:58:16 AM
Representational image


A 28-year-old Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) worker died on Friday while being taken to police station for consuming liquor in public place, police said.

Following a complaint by officials of agriculture department that a group of persons were making the seed farm at Beerinthavayal here their drinking base, a police team went to pick them up on Friday evening, Kasargod SI, Ajith Kumar said.

On seeing the police, Sandeep, an autoricksaw driver, and four others attempted to flee the place. However, Sandeep fell down while the others were caught. But Sandeep collapsed while being taken to the police station along with others.

ALSO READ: Man dies after struggle to save his sisters from eve teasers

He was rushed to the general hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead, the SI said.  Police suspect that Sandeep might have died due to cardiac arrest but his relatives and friends allege that he died because of police torture while being taken by the police vehicle.

The local BJP has called for a dawn to dusk hartal in Kasargod assembly constituency on Saturday to protest the death of Sandeep.

For all the Latest India News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.

First Published : 08 Apr 2017, 11:41:00 AM

Related Tags:

Liquor BMS BJP Kerala