The inhuman face of the ‘Mitra Police’ in the state once again stood exposed in Hathras when a physically-challenged vendor was beaten to death by some men in uniform. Agitated with the killing, some irate locals staged a blockade on the Agra-Aligarh highway demanding a stern action against policemen involved in the crime.
Reports said that Vimal (45) was thrashed to death by police personnel on Monday night in Sadar area of Moradabad over a monetary dispute. He was rushed to a hospital but succumbed to injuries during treatment. Local residents said that to protest against the beastly act of cops, they blocked the nearby highway and also demanded compensation for Vimal’s family and arrest of accused policemen. The irate mob also damaged some vehicles by pelting stones on them.
District Magistrate of Hathras Rama Shankar Maurya and Superintendent of Police (SP) Jaiprakash reached the spot and ordered immediate suspension of sub-inspector Ashish Yadav. An FIR was lodged against two other policemen and a probe was ordered. Meanwhile, the DM also announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for the victim’s family.
Meanwhile, one person also committed suicide in Moradabad just as his wife refused to reveal the name of person with whom she was chatting over the mobile phone. Reports said that Satish, hailing from Nayagaon Ambedkarnagar in Majhola locality of Moradabad, reached home on Sunday evening. He was working in a factory on New Delhi road. Satish’s brother Kuldeep disclosed that when his brother returned home, he found his (Satish) wife chatting with someone on the mobile phone and so he first enquired about the person with whom she was talking and when she remained quiet, he asked her to show the mobile. However, when his wife refused to hand over the mobile, upset Satish went inside his room and locked it from inside. Later, he hanged himself from the ceiling of the room and committed suicide. The family members somehow broke open the door and rushed the victim to a hospital but the doctors pronounced him “dead upon arrival”. A case was registered and further investigations were on.
In one more case of suicide reported from Muzaffarnagar, a 55-year-old farmer committed suicide by consuming poison. His family said that he was under stress due to debt burden. According to SDM Inder Kant Dwivedi, an inquiry was ordered into the incident.