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Inquiry ordered into death of an accused after escaping from police

By PTI Updated: Aug 09, 2018 12:27 am

Guwahati, Aug. 8 (PTI): The District Magistrate of Kamrup Metropolitan District today ordered an inquiry into the death of a person, who had allegedly espaced from the police custody and was found hanging from a tree in Chandrapur area.
District Magistrate Virender Mittal directed Circle Officer, Chandrapur Revenue Circle, Pallab Jyoti Nath to conduct an inquiry to find out the circumstances leading to the death of the 23-year old man, official sources said here.

Nath has been directed to submit his findings within 15 days for onward submission to NHRC/AHRC (Assam Human Rights C Commission).
The person, identified as Chandan Bharali, was arrested yesterday for allegedly harrassing a girl on social media and was taken to Panikhaiti outpost after being remanded to police custody for three days by the Chief Judicial Magistrate.

The accused was found missing last night and the police claimed that he had escaped with his handcuffs.
A search was launched to find him and the police found him early this morning hanging from a tree in the jungle area, about 150 meters behind Panikhaity outpost.

The person had allegedly committed suicide, according to the police.

By PTI Updated: Aug 09, 2018 12:27:44 am