Custodial death: FIR against Tamil Nadu police officer

Police had even registered an FIR against him for attempt to murder.

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Published:October 16, 2014 1:48 am

A sub-inspector who killed a man at a police station in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday has been suspended and an FIR has been filed against him on charges of custodial killing.

Ramanathapuram district collector K Nandakumar told The Indian Express on Wednesday that a preliminary inquiry report, which has been prepared by the Superintendent of Police, has also been submitted before the Chief Judicial Magistrate for further probe.

“As per the Supreme Court directions we are taking all possible steps to probe the killing. The officer is already under suspension,” he said.

According to the details of the case, one Syed Mohammed was taken to SP Pattinam police station following a scuffle with a local shop owner. During interrogation the officer, Kalidoss, allegedly shot him. Kalidoss later admitted himself to hospital, claiming that Mohammed had tried to attack him with a knife.

A senior police officer, however, said Kalidoss had tortured Mohammed in custody and that Mohammad was brought to the station after a mechanic claimed that he had tried to stab him.

Police had even registered an FIR against him for attempt to murder.

Killer chemist used to collect knives, say police

Bhubaneswar: A day after a chemist stabbed to death an orthopaedic surgeon, his domestic help and the latter’s son in the doctor’s city residence, police revealed that the accused used to collect different kinds of knives. Armed with six knives, Sneha Swakhyar Samal, a 40-year-old medical representative-turned-chemist, entered orthopaedic surgeon Atulya Chandra Meher’s house on Tuesday morning. Samal killed Dr Meher, the caretaker of his house Prasant Behera and his son Runu.

Also Behera’s wife Munu was grievously injured when she tried to save her husband from being attack. The doctor’s wife and mother, however, escaped the assault.

The attack, which lasted about 30 minutes, was recorded in four CCTV cameras installed at the entrance of the house. “From whatever we could ask him, we could not find the motive for the murders.

He carried six knives when he entered the doctor’s house yesterday.

He appears to be mentally challenged,” said Bhubaneswar commissioner of police R P Sharma. ENS

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