Kasargod: 42-year-old dies in hospital while in judicial custody

Steephan Kayyar

Daijiworld Media Network - Kasargod (DV)

Kasargod, Aug 3: A 42-year-old man who was in judicial custody in connection with violation of Excise Act, died on Tuesday August 3.

The victim is identified as Karunkar, a resident of Natekal in Bellur.

It is said that Karunakar was arrested by Badiyadka Excise department officials on July 19. The officials arrested him reportedly while transporting liquor on van. He was lodged in Kanhangad jail.

Karunakar who was suffering from kidney related problems, was serious and was shifted to Kannur government medical hospital.

The family members have alleged that health condition of Karunakar deteriorated after the excise department officials harassed him. Post-mortem will be held in presence of magistrate in Kannur government medical college, said sources.


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    Tue, Aug 03 2021

    I am not understanding when most of the case when a victim in police custody dies why is the ?. Our law is there but there is lot of lapes and political power.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, Aug 03 2021

    Atleast he was guilty of something un like Fr Stan Swamy a selfless servant of the poor.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Aug 03 2021

    Ajay Rebello,kallyanpur,because he was transporting liquor in his van doesnt mean he should be assaulted by Police.Now since some time this Police problem is become a problem to the soceity.How many people died in their custody ,but last they give other reasons .for their death.Do they think when these people died there were their home people ,what would be their reaction ?Heartfelt sympathy to the family.Why the hell they beat or assault the arrested?Have no right to touch someone ,let alone assault a arrested one.Have to handle them as human not as a piece of wood.May his soul rest in peace.

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