Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala Police Complaint Authority today slammed the state police for fabricating false stories regarding the alleged custodial torture of a 40-year- old man and his subsequent death in Kottayam district recently.
Chairman of the Authority, Justice K Narayana Kurup, who had visited the deceased Siby while he was undergoing treatment at a hospital, said police was trying to fix in the case a 16-year-old boy, his neighbour, with whom he had had an altercation before he was taken into custody.
Kurup told television channels that the boy had not attacked Siby with concrete block on head as claimed by police but he had just pushed him during an argument between the two. Siby was taken into custody in a case relating to a fight with the neighbour and was brought to the Medical College hospital on June 30 by police with severe head injuries.
Siby’s relatives alleged that he was subjected to brutal custodial torture due to which he suffered severe head injuries. But, police claimed that the Siby had suffered head injury during his fight with the boy. Georgekutty, Sub Inspector of Marangattupilly police station, has been suspended in connection with the case for not sending Siby for medical examination after taking him into custody as directed by National Human Rights Commission. State government recently ordered judicial probe into the incident.
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