The suspended personnel are identified as sub-inspector KA Sabu, assistant sub-inspector CB Rejimon, and two other policemen; Niyas and Sajimon Antony. Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday that a Special Investigation Team will probe the death of Rajkumar.
Idukki: Four Kerala policemen were suspended on Tuesday. Kochi range inspector-general of police Kailiraj Mahesh Kumar suspended the police officers in connection with the custodial death of a remanded prisoner on June 21.
The suspended personnel are identified as sub-inspector KA Sabu, assistant sub-inspector CB Rejimon, and two other policemen; Niyas and Sajimon Antony.
On June 15, the suspended officers arrested 49-year-old Rajkumar on charges of cheating. On June 21, Rajkumar, who was situated in Peermade sub-jail, complained of physical illness in prison and was taken to Peermade Taluk Hospital, Idukki, but died before he reached.
Rajkumar's post-mortem report revealed that there were signs of physical assault and 32 wound marks were found below his knees. Injury to his vital organs and pneumonia led to Rajkumar's death, it stated, adding that he could have contracted pneumonia from the injuries sustained.
Rajkumar was the owner of Haritha finance at Thookkupalam,
Meanwhile, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday that a Special Investigation Team will probe the death of Rajkumar. He added that strict action will be taken against the ones who are also responsible for the death. He promised that no one will be protected by the government in the case.
He also said that the fact that Rajkumar was not produced before the court is also a serious offence. Vijayan also instructed authorities to install jammers at jails to hinder anti-social activities on its premises.
On May 29, two policemen were suspended for beating a man in public. The officers were suspended after a video went viral. The video showed the officials beating a man in public. The incident occurred at Thiruvallam, Kerala.
The footage was captured by a pedestrian, which depicts the policemen brutally beating the man and kicking his wife who attempted to stop the officials. The man who was reduced to a semi-naked state was also stamped upon by the cops.
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Last Updated Jun 26, 2019, 5:04 PM IST