J B Pandey, inspector at Rail Bazar police station, allegedly picked up Mukesh from Anandpuri here on March 4 and detained him for interrogation in a case related to the trade of narcotic substance.
According to the DIG of Police Kanpur, Prem Prakash, a body was found at Akbarpur in Kanpur (Dehat) district four days ago. Today, the body was identified as of Mukesh, he said.
After the identification of the body, Pandey was arrested and later suspended, the DIG said.
According to sources, Mukesh was allegedly beaten up by the police during which he died and his body was thrown away at a place, 80 kms from here.
Not satisfied, Pappi complained about the matter to senior police officers who ordered a proper inquiry into the missing case, the police said.
Meanwhile, the DIG said the arrested inspector is being interrogated to know about the involvement of other policemen in the case.
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