A woman in Karnataka’s Bengaluru has alleged that her 37-year-old son’s death is caused due to police brutality. The Mother of the victim has filed a case in which she has alleged that the assistant sub-inspector of police and the head constable of police from Madanyakhahalli Police station had beaten her son on September 19th which led to his death on 24th September.
The mother, Sudha also added to her allegations and said that Assistant Sub-inspector Vijay Kumar and head constable Janardhan hurt her son’s private parts and legs. The son has been identified as Balaram succumbed to his injuries on 24th September after which the mother approached the police for action.
The mother in her statement told that on the 19th of September, her son, Balaram, went to a temple and after returning home while limping, Balaram informed her mother that two police officials Vijay Kumar and Jandardhan had thrashed him outside a bar. The son also added that he had even suffered injuries in his nether region.
The mother added that due to the injuries, her son wasn’t able to use the loo and had even complained about the growing pain in his nether region on 22nd September. The son was then taken to Nelamangala Government Hospital. The mother added that due to the increase in the pain, her son was then shifted to Victoria Hospital. However, subsequently, after being shifted Balaram succumbed to his injuries on September 24th.
The mother also added that the doctors of Victoria Hospital had informed her that the cause of her son’s death was the injuries he suffered on his private parts which were allegedly caused by the two police personnel. Balaram, a resident of Sondekoppa, was an electrician and a father to two children and a wife, his mother Sudha and his Elder brother are also the ones he is survived by.
The Police, however, had rejected the claims initially as they told the media that the doctors of Nelamangala Government hospital and Victoria Hospital informed them that Balaram had grown pain in his private parts after being stung by bees or hornets in the past.
Subsequently, after the mother filed a complaint, The IGP, M Chandrasekhar, told the media that they have accepted the complaint and registered a case under IPC of a suspicious death. The IGP further added that an inquiry will be carried out by a DSP.
He also added that the autopsy was done at Victoria hospital and the police are awaiting results before going further with the investigation.