A Bengaluru-based gangster, who was recently booked for attempted murder, assault and sexual harassment, committed suicide on Saturday night, with his father now alleging police harassment.
The deceased gangster, Karthik, was a rowdy-sheeter at the cityâ€™s Bharathi Nagar Police Station. After Karthik died, his father filed a complaint at the Indiranagar Police Station against the officers of the Bharathi Nagar Police station for allegedly harassing his son during interrogation.
The incident took place around 7.30 pm on Saturday. Karthik, who was allegedly depressed about the alleged harassment from police, consumed alcohol laced with poison, Deccan Chronicle reported.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died around 10 pm.
Karthik was booked in nine cases of attempt murder, assault and sexual harassment.
According to the Bharati Nagar Police, Karthik was set to appear before court for his involvement in two cases reported at the Commercial Street and Pulakeshinagar Police Stations.
Police said that he had absconded for six months and the court had issued a warrant for his arrest.
The police refuted all claims made by the gangsterâ€™s father and said that they had been looking for him for six months now and had questioned his family members regarding his whereabouts.
However, Karthikâ€™s father, in his complaint, has alleged that his son was not involved in any criminal incidents since he got married one-and-half-year ago.
Karthikâ€™s father has accused the Bharathi Nagar Police of framing his son in false cases and repeatedly summoning him for questioning, where he was allegedly harassed. Karthikâ€™s father has alleged that his son was depressed due to the treatment by the police, which is why he committed suicide.
The complaint states that the Bharti Nagar Police had also raided his house during nights without a warrant and had taken Karthik to the station on many occasions besides unnecessarily questioning the family.
â€śIt was in fact to evade the harassment from police that my son remained untraceable and not for the reasons claimed by police,â€ť his complaint states.