UP: 8 cops booked for murder after man dies in custody, kin allege police torture
A murder case has been registered against eight policemen, including the in-charge of Ambedkar Nagar SWAT team, after a 37-year-old man allegedly died in police custody. The man has been identified as Zia-ud-din and was a native of an Azamgarh village under the Powai police station limits, police said on Saturday….
Zia-ud-din was allegedly picked up by Ambedkar Nagar SWAT team between Wednesday and Thursday when he had gone to meet his relatives. The family of the deceased has alleged that he died due to police torture….
The brother claimed that when he saw Zia-ud-din’s body, there were multiple injuries on it. “We asked the police that if he had died of heart attack, then how did his body have such injury marks. There were all types of injury marks on him – from burnt to marks of assault by belts and rods. Below the waist, the body had turned blue. My brother died as a result of police torture,” said Shahab-ud-din….