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Lockdown death: Kin blame cops, who claim he was lynched for

Lockdown death: Kin blame cops, who claim he was lynched for
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Mumbai, Mar 30 (PTI) The kin of a 22-year-old Mumbai

man on Monday alleged he was beaten to death by police after

he was found outdoors during the lockdown in place for the

novel coronavirus outbreak, a charge denied by officials who

said the man was lynched when he was out to commit a robbery.

The man, identified as Raju Velu Devendra, lost his

life in Nehru Nagar locality of Vile Parle (East), his brother

Shankar claimed.

"Raju and some of us were moving towards a relative''s

house at 1am today when the police started chasing us. They

caught hold of Raju and told us he was being taken to Juhu

police station. However, at 6am, a policeman came and told us

Raju was lying at Nehru Nagar Chowk," he claimed.

"We rushed him to Cooper Hospital where doctors

declared him dead on arrival. We found injury marks on his

body. We saw 8-9 policemen beating him," he claimed.

Refuting the allegations, Additional Commissioner of

Police (West) Manoj Sharma said," He was not beaten by the

police but by local residents when he went to commit a

robbery. He has a criminal background. No FIR has been

registered as yet. We are awaiting medical reports." PTI ZA

BNM BNM


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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