Nineteen-year-old Roshan BK was arrested on the cost of stealing a cell phone in ward 5 of Dhangadi on September 7.
Saved within the custody of Kailali District Police Workplace, BK was discovered lifeless in custody 4 days later. DSP Pratik Bista stated BK was discovered hanging in the bathroom. BK’s members of the family, nevertheless, accused police of torturing him to demise.
Amar Bahadur Chand of Dhangadi Sub-metropolitan Metropolis- had died within the custody of Fulbari Space Police Workplace, Kailali, on August 12. Chand was discovered injured in the bathroom.
He was pronounced lifeless at Seti Hospital.
Two individuals have died in police custody inside a month. Demise of detainees in police custody has posed a query over the safety system within the district. Kailali police is drawing criticism for its lack of ability to offer safety to folks in its custody.
BK’s members of the family claimed that Roshan was killed. “He had acquired bruises throughout his physique. He was tortured to demise,” they claimed.
BK’s father Tek Bahadur refuted that Roshan had killed himself and claimed that he was tortured to demise. “Roshan acquired cuts on his mouth and nostril. He died resulting from police beating. However, police try to cowl it up,” Tek Bahadur stated.
BK’s relations and members of the family staged a protest rally in Dhangadi in the present day. After a probe committee led by APF SP Rajib Basnet was fashioned to research the incident, members of the family took the physique. It was cremated yesterday.
Relations stated they have been allowed to see Roshan’s physique solely after they agreed to obtain it. Roshan’s senior brother Rabi stated Roshan had died on Thursday evening however they have been knowledgeable solely on Friday morning.
“We have been allowed to see the physique solely after we signed the paper saying we might obtain the physique,” Rabi added.
In the meantime, police have been claiming that BK dedicated suicide in the bathroom.
DSP Pratik Bista claimed that BK killed himself. District Police Workplace had contacted the media concerning the demise, calling it suicide.
The Nationwide Human Rights Fee Sudurpaschim Province Workplace inspected the custody of the District Police Workplace.
Director Jhankar Rawal of the fee stated the incident couldn’t be referred to as suicide with out investigation.
“Demise of a detainee in police custody is an unlucky incident. This has posed a safety problem and questioned the flexibility of police,” Rawal added.
A model of this text seems in e-paper on September 14, 2020, of The Himalayan Instances.