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Four cops booked for pushing 50-year-old man to death

The circle officer said the accused policemen claimed that Satish fell off the terrace before they arrived at his house, adding that both versions would be investigated.

Lucknow | Published: September 7, 2015 1:09:54 am

Four police personnel, including a sub-inspector, have been booked for allegedly killing a 50-year-old man by pushing him from the terrace of his house at Ramgarh police station area in Firozabad on Saturday.

A police team had gone to victim Satish Kumar’s residence at Salai locality to arrest his son Dheeraj, who was wanted in a robbery case.

Locals and the victim’s family claim that Satish, a Dalit who was partially paralysed, objected to the policemen taking his son away, and then was pushed from the terrace, said Circle Officer, Firozabad, Rajesh Chowdhary.

After Satish fell, he was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The circle officer said the accused policemen claimed that Satish fell off the terrace before they arrived at his house, adding that both versions would be investigated.

Irked over the incident, locals also gheroed Ramgarh police station and raised slogans against the police.

The situation came under control when senior police officials reached the spot and assured protesters to take action in the matter.

A case was filed against Sub-Inspector Sher Singh and three unidentified constables at the Ramgarh police station on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder on a complaint filed by another son of the victim, Pawan Kumar. No arrest has been made so far.

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