The final post-mortem report will decide whether the suspended officials can be instated.

news Monday, March 21, 2016 - 09:29

Following a CID probe into the custodial death of a migrant worker in Jeevanbhima Nagar police station, 6 police officials including the station inspector and police sub-inspector have been suspended for dereliction of duty.

Forty-two-year-old Mahendra died in custody hours after he was arrested on Saturday.

A team headed by deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Sonia Narang has been investigating the case.

The Times of India reported that the investigating team would be questioning the suspended officials - inspector Hitendra, sub-inspector Rajashekar, head constable Azaz Ahmed, police constables Siddappa, Mohan Ram and Keshava and, Mahendra’s employer, in connection with the case on Monday.

Mahendra, who hails from Odisha, was working in Tippasandra area in Bengaluru. His employer Purohit filed a complaint against Mahendra for theft, at Jeevanbhima Nagar police station on Saturday. 
 
According to N.Satheesh Kumar, DCP (east) Bengaluru, Purohit filed a complaint after Rs 3 lakh went missing from his house. After searching the house and enquiring with other he filed a complaint. The accused, Mahendra, who had been working at Purohit’s house for 12 year, was brought to the police station for enquiry at about 4:30pm on Saturday.
 
Mahendra was shifted to hospital after he complained of breathlessness and chest pain three hours after he was arrested. But was declared brought-dead. His body has been taken to Lady Curzon and Bowring hospital.

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Though preliminary post-mortem report says he died of cardiac arrest the suspended officials would be reinstated only if the final report too declares that it was death due to cardiac arrest, reported TOI.

This is an aggregated report from The Times of India

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