A 15-year-old boy arrested for a petty theft died in a police station on Thursday evening in West Bengal’s Birbhum district. In its report the police stated, hours after his arrest yesterday, he went to the bathroom and died by suicide.
The BJP, which claimed the boy and his household had been get together supporters, stated he had been tortured to loss of life in police custody and blocked National Highway 14 for three hours on Friday at Mallarpur.
Before setting off for Mallarpur, BJP Yuva Morcha chief and MP Soumitra Khan referred to as a 12-hour bandh within the space on Saturday.
Trinamool’s Birbhum strongman, MLA Anubrata Mondal, stated the boy’s father Ganesh Mehana was a Trinamool supporter and BJP was mendacity.
Several Trinamool leaders had been current when the physique of the boy was cremated late afternoon. Ganesh Mehena, the boy’s father, who was current stated, ” I’m in Trinamool I’ll all the time keep in Trinamool. My son used to do some ‘nasha-bhang‘ (dependancy) generally. He even dedicated theft a few times. The police caught him. They might have given him a blow or two. We had been introduced right here at evening and noticed our son had died by suicide.”
Asked if he would file a grievance in opposition to the police, the daddy stated, “We have no complaint to make. Our son has died. What will I complain about?”
Police Superintendent of Birbhum, Shyam Singh, instructed NDTV, “There has been a case of custodial death at the police station. A judicial enquiry has been sought. A postmortem has been conducted by a 3-member team and all steps have been taken in accordance with the NHRC rules.”
Yesterday, the BJP had referred to as a 12-hour bandh at Bagnan in Howrah district after the loss of life of Kinkar Majhi, a celebration employee shot by an alleged Trinamool employee in September. Angry BJP staff had ransacked the home of the accused within the case.
BJP MP Soumitra Khan had led protests there yesterday. He might be in Birbhum tonight itself and threatened to sit down in in a single day dharna on the police station. The BJP is demanding the arrest of the police officer answerable for the police station the place the 15-year-old died.