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Man dies after being ‘beaten’ and ‘abused’ by cops at Karni Vihar police station

Vednath Choudhary died on Monday shortly after he went to Karni Vihar police station to get the bike of his son seized by the police. His family members alleged that Choudhary was allegedly mistreated and beaten at the police station.

October 23, 2018, 5:36 pm

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Jaipur: A man identified as Vednath Choudhary died shortly after he went to Karni Vihar police station to get the bike of his son seized by the police. His family members alleged that Choudhary was allegedly mistreated and beaten by the police officials on Monday. Read also: 4 Karni Vihar cops sent to Lines for ‘beating’ man at police station, enquiry ordered His relatives staged a protest outside the police station demanding punishment for the accused police officials. Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria told media persons that it was being probed whether the allegations were true. If they were found true, a strict action will be taken against policemen, he said. The deceased was Vednath Choudhary, a resident of Gajsinghpura in Jaipur. His son Rakesh’s bike was seized by the Karani Vihar police. Vednath had gone to the police station on Monday to have it released. According to the information, the deceased Vednath’s son was on his way home from the coaching institute on Monday evening when he was stopped by a police team. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, so the policemen seized his bike and allegedly beat up the body. The police called his parents to bring the vehicle registration papers to the police station. Vednath Choudhary reached police station with bike papers and protested against the policemen beating up his son. Some policemen allegedly started abusing Vednath for defending his son. They then allegedly started beating Vednath and threw him out of the police station due to which he lost consciousness, the family members alleged. His relatives took him to a hospital where he died while undergoing treatment. Angered by this, the relatives brought of the body to the police station and staged a protest. They demanded a strict action against the accused police officials.

First published: October 23, 2018