Rape accused attempts to hang himself with his pants in UP police custody, family blames police tortured him for Rs 10,000 bribe
On Thursday morning, a man accused in a rape case purportedly attempted suicide in Uttar Pradesh police custody while he was brought in for interrogation.
Accused Panna Lal brought for questioning at Budaun, UP’s Ughaiti police station, he attempted to hang himself with his pants inside the bathroom of the police station.
As per the police, a local court in Budaun issued a warrant against Lal in connection to a rape case of a minor girl in 2019. The police said they caught Lal while he was attending a function and brought him to the police station today.
An hour later, Lal asked a constable for toilet, who took him to the toilet and guarded outside the door. After some time when Lal did not open the door, the constable inform the other cops present who broke open the toilet door and allegedly found Lal attempting suicide, said the police.
Superintendent of Police(SP) OP Singh said Lal was immediately rescued and rushed to the hospital, the doctors then referred him to a Bareilly district hospital.
Lal’s family blamed the police and alleged that he was tortured by the cops for a bribe worth Rs 10,000, which he failed to arrange.
Lal’s brother Rishi Pal told media that the police personnel at the station demanded a bribe of Rs 10,000 from Lal and after he refused to their demands the cops assaulted him and tried to kill him.
SP Singh denying the allegations of Lal’s brother said, the accused is now out of danger.
In a similar incident two days ago, a gang-rape accused was found hanging in Jharkhand’s Hussainabad. Sachin Thakur was among the 6 accused in a rape case of a SC girl.
There have been similar cases in the past of rape accused committing suicide after they are caught for the heinous crime by the police.