Bihar Custodial Death Case: Nails ‘Hammered’ Into Two Men; Probe Ordered
Days after two Muslim men were allegedly tortured to death in police custody in Bihar, photos and videos of their bodies being circulated by their families show marks of nails being hammered into them.
“We have filmed videos and have still photographs of the injury marks caused by iron nails being hammered in. The nails were hammered into their thighs, soles and wrists. The legs of both victims were severely injured. We are waiting for the postmortem report for specific details,” a college student who is helping the two men’s families told the Indian Express.
An FIR has been registered for murder, Indian Express reported, and five policemen have been suspended so far. However, no policeman has been named in the FIR. “We suspended five policemen including Chandra Bhushan Singh, the officer-in-charge of Dumra police station, in Sitamarhi. They will also face departmental action. If they do not surrender, they can even face dismissal. We have issued a show-cause notice to Sitamarhi SP who has been transferred,” Bihar director general of police Gupteshwar Pandey told the newspaper.…
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