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Inmates of a juvenile home on Thursday night beat a constable to death and injured five others, including an inspector, near Sarajkund park here after the officers allegedly snubbed their request for cigarettes, police said.
“A case of murder and physical assault has been registered against 25 inmates of the juvenile home. Security will be reviewed and action will be taken to ensure that such incidents do not recur,” DIG Ramit Sharma said.
District Magistrate Pankaj Yadav ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident Friday evening.
According to the police, 15 inmates were being taken to the home after a court appearance on Thursday when they allegedly demanded cigarettes from the accompanying police team. After they were snubbed, they allegedly called for help and attacked the officers with bricks and cricket bats.
The minors managed to overpower constable Om Prakash and beat him to death, police said. No arrests have been made so far.
The body of the constable was sent to his parents’ house in Bulandshahr district. The officer is survived by his wife and five children.