By Sandip Chakraborty / News Click
Kolkata: A youth who was allegedly brought to a police station in Azadgarh for questioning died in a city hospital after getting beaten by the police. The incident has reminded citizens of earlier incidents of police brutality in the state.
The victim, identified as Dipankar Saha, used to run a stationary shop in Azadgarh, as per his mother. The incident happened in the Golf Green police station.
“We are certain that my son has died due to police torture,” said Aarti Saha, Dipankar Saha’s mother. The family has lodged a written complaint about the incident.
Senior police officers in the city have assured that a proper probe would be conducted into the incident.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM) state secretary MD Salim said that extra-judicial killings have become a state of affairs in West Bengal.
“Police duty now in the state includes threatening people, beating innocents and lodging false cases. They are now being touted as agents of extortion throughout the state; through them, extra-judicial killings are regularly happening. In this question, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reside at arm’s length of West Bengal,” he tweeted.
As per reports, two uniformed police personnel visited Dipankar Saha’s house and called him for questioning at the police station. He was forcibly taken to the police station despite repeated objections from the family.
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