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Sunday, 20 September 2020

Undertrial dies in hospital, family cries foul

Yamunanagar, September 19

An undertrial died at Mukand Lal District Civil Hospital, Yamunanagar, on Friday. The undertrial, Himanshu Panwar (24) of Saharanpur district, was arrested in a theft case.

A case was registered against him under Section 379 (theft) of the IPCon November 15, 2019. He was arrested on September 12. Subsequently, he was sent to a Covid centre in Karnal district jail.

“After his report tested negative, he was shifted to a jail in Jagadhri on September 16. Late in the night, he complained of stomach ache and was rushed to Mukand Lal Civil Hospital where he died,” said Sanjeev Patter, Superintendent, District Jail, Jagadhri.

Meanwhile, Panwar’s uncle Ishwar Singh alleged Himanshu died of police torture. Joginder Singh, in-charge of the Special Detective Unit of the police, denied the charge. — TNS

from The Tribune

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