Suraj Singh — accused of gangraping a minor girl in Kotkhai in May 2017 — was found dead at Kotkhai police station on July 18, 2017. Nine people were later booked in connection with the case by Kotkhai police.
Four police personnel-- including the sub-inspector, assistant sub-inspector and two drivers of Nedumkandam Police Station-- were suspended and eight others transferred in connection with the incident.
The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday ordered the transfer of the investigation of a case of custodial death from the Ahmedabad City Crime Branch to the state CID (Crime Investigation Department) in Gandhinagar.
According to Rizwan’s family members, he was taken away by police from his home at Awantipora on Sunday night. On Tuesday morning, they said, they were informed of his death in custody. Late evening, police handed over Rizwan’s body to the family.
Abdul Gaffar, 40, of Lilong Usoipokpi, Thoubal district was allegedly picked up by a combined team of Manipur police commandos and 26th Assam Rifles personnel in the wee hour of Thursday from his residence.