Dalit boy found dead in Haryana allegedly in police custody

23, Oct 2015

Oct 23, 2015 |
• Gohana
• Haryana
According to the police, the teen was found dead at his home
Gohana, Haryana: Just three days after two Dalit children were burnt alive in a village in Haryana, a 15-year-old Dalit boy was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Gohana town on Thursday.
According to the police, the teen was found dead at his home. His family, though, has alleged that he died in police custody.
Some members of the ‘Gadia lohar’ (ironsmith) community had on Wednesday approached the Sonepat police, charging the boy with the theft of a pigeon and demanded appropriate action against him, Superintendent of Police, Sonepat, Abhishek Garg said.
On Thursday, the boy’s family clashed with the police and placed his body on the road demanding action against the “erring cops”.
There was heavy deployment of police in the area to control the situation.

 

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