UP Teen Allegedly Thrashed For Violating Curfew, Dies; 2 Cops Suspended

The boy was assaulted badly following which his condition deteriorated and he was rushed to the Community Health Centre, where he was declared dead, his family alleged.

The home guard has also been dismissed from service, the police said.

Highlights

  • The boy was selling vegetables outside his house in Bangarmau, Unnao
  • Locals protested demanding compensation, job for family
  • The state is in lockdown till May 24
Lucknow:

Two police constables in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district have been suspended and a case has been registered against them after a 17-year-old boy died on Friday after being allegedly thrashed by the cops in custody for "violating the ongoing corona curfew'' in the state. A home guard, who was initially suspended, has also been dismissed from service, the police has said in a statement.

The incident took place when the boy was reportedly selling vegetables outside his house in Bangarmau town in Unnao, which is about 65 kms from state capital Lucknow. He was allegedly picked up by the cops, taken to the local police station and assaulted badly following which his condition deteriorated and he was rushed to the Community Health Centre, where he was declared dead, the boy's family alleged.

Agitated with the police action, the locals protested at Lucknow road crossing, demanding action against the guilty, a government job and compensation for the victim's family.

"Two constables and a home guard have been suspended with immediate effect in the matter and the entire matter will be probed," the police said in a statement.

The Uttar Pradesh government has imposed corona curfew in the state till 7 am on May 24 to curb the spread of coronavirus cases.