Youth Dies In Gorakhpur Hotel Room, Friends Allege He Was Beaten Up By Cops, Six Police Men Suspended
Gorakhpur, Sep 28 (TNA) Six policemen, including an SHO and Chowki in-charge were suspended in Gorakhpur on Tuesday, following the death of a Kanpur-absed businessman after being allegedly bashed up by a police team inside a hotel. SP (North) will be investigatign the whole incident.
The unfortunate incident happened in the wee hours of Tuesday when a police team went on a round to Krishna Palace hotel on the Tara Mandal road near the Ramgarh Tal. Three friends, including the deceased - Manish Gupta from Burrah in Kanpur, Pradeep Singh and Harveer Singh were stying in a room and had come to visit a local friend Chandan Saini.
The friends apparently had a few drinks and Saini left around 12:30 am after which the trio hit the bed and went to sleep. One of them told media persons that they had barely fallen asleep when they heard a knock on the door. When one of them opened the door, he saw some policemen who barged into the hotel room.
They asked the trio to show their ID cards and to tell why had they come to Gorakhpur. A youth alleged that when they asked what was the matter, they were beaten by the policemen and threatened of dire consequences. In the melee Gupta died. While the friends allege he died due to beating by the police, cops said he stumbled while waking up and fell from the bed and died!
He was rushed to the emdical college only to be declared dead. Friends then created a ruckus outside the hotel, accusing the police of brutally beating them up, leading to the death of their 36-year-old friend. A postmortem has been conducted by a team of doctors.