BHOPAL: A theft suspect died of a gunshot to the top within the lockup of Singhpur police station in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, on Sunday night time. A mob went berserk when information obtained out on Monday morning and brickbatted the cops, triggering avenue battles. Singhpur police station in-charge Vikram Pathak and head constable Ashish Singh have been suspended.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered the switch of SP Satna, an FIR in opposition to the accused cops and a judicial probe. The sufferer’s household can be given Rs 10 lakh as aid, he stated.
The bullet that killed 38-year-old Rajpati Kushwaha was from Pathak’s service pistol, however the way it occurred will not be defined but. Whereas locals allege police killed Kushwaha in chilly blood, police sources declare the suspect snatched the pistol and shot himself.
Simply how a detainee obtained his palms on a service pistol — that’s at all times to be holstered and hooked up to a lanyard — and managed to modify off the ‘security’, cock the weapon and shoot himself earlier than any of the cops might cease him is, nonetheless, a thriller.
In keeping with sources, Kushwaha was amongst three suspects rounded up for a string of thefts within the space.