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Sangli: Six policemen arrested for killing and burning theft case accused


Daijiworld Media Network - Sangli (MS)

Sangli, Nov 9: An accused, who was arrested in theft case. died due to suffocation, as he was allegedly made to hang upside down in water by the police of Sangli city police station. Later, the body of the accused was transported to Amboli ghat in a private vehicle and burnt by pouring petrol and diesel on his body. Six people have been arrested in this case.

This was disclosed by Vishwas Nangare Patil, special inspector general of police, Kolhapur range, at a press conference in Sangli. He said "This act of police personnel of Sangli police station is barbaric and stringent action will be taken against them. Involvement of more people from the police department is suspected in this case."

The accused police personnel, in this case, are Yuvaraj Kamte, sub-inspector, Sangli police station, Anil Laad and Arun Tone, Suraj Mullah, Rahul Shingate and Zakir Pattewale of Zero police.

According to the background of this incident, Sangli city police arrested Aniketh Ashok Kothale (26) and Amola Sunil Bhandare (23) in a case related to dacoity and produced them before the court on Monday, November 6. The accused were remanded to three days judicial custody. It is alleged that the police tortured the accused on the night of Monday and as a result of the third-degree torture Aniketh Kothale died at around 9pm.

Subsequently, the police took the dead body of Aniketh to Sangli government hospital for postmortem. However, the doctors at the hospital denied co-operating with the police. In the meantime, Dr. Deepali Kale, sub-inspector, who arrived at the Sangli police station enquired about the accused with Yuvaraj Kamte, sub-inspector, as they were not found in the custody. Yuvaraj Kamte gave a vague answer to Dr Deepali's query.

On the morning of Tuesday, Yuvraj Kamte, sub-inspector, disappeared from the Sangli police station after registering a complaint that both the theft accused have escaped from the custody.

Dr Deepali Kale, sub-inspector, who took up the investigation, traced the dead body of accused Aniketh at Amboli ghat.

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    Most of the policemen have learnt only to beat the suspect and open their mouth. They do not know other skills to find out the truth. Some hardcore criminals also will not open their mouth even with severe beating. This might lead to death. There are also many instances police have beaten innocents. Recently in Ryan school student murder case same thing happened.
    Police reforms needs to be brought urgently and police system needs to be revamped.

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  • Antony, Mlr

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    BJP government is known for these type of fake encounters under Gujarat model. Innocents are framed and killed right under our nose. Public silence is encouraging that anyone can be arrested and made to confess crime he didn't commit by third degree treatment. Later accused is killed in custody and evidence destroyed and pronounced guilty!

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  • CHRSITINE, MANGALORE

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    There are many died in police custody in India. After coming from police custody some commit suicide. Most of the people who enters police custody cannot do hard work during their life time.

    Some times innocent people for enquiry police take them to custody police give the same punishment to them.

    Is it not possible to avoid physical punishment. Government can take some other steps or put them in prison and enquire them.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Why does this happen only in States ruled by BJP 😁😁😁

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  • jnb, Mangalore-Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    They give more importance to Cow and priority to export Beef.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Reforms in police dept is the need of the hour....All police station inside & outside should be covered by CCTV, controlled & to be veiwed jointly by human rights Dept & senior police dept in their head quarters. Shoulder cams should be made cumpulsory for every policeman.
    Otherwise this is hell for common citizens...

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