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SHO, 3 more cops suspended, police station staff shunted

Udaipur: Four policemen, including the SHO of a police station in Udaipur, were suspended while the rest were shunted to police lines after a 22-year-old man died in their custody, officials said on Friday. The police termed it to be death due to a heart attack, but the relatives alleged it to be due to brutal beating by the police.

Surendra S Devra, a resident of Devro ko Kheri, had allegedly eloped with a woman following which, her family members lodged a kidnapping against him. A team of Raj Police detained Devra from Gujarat & brought him to Gogunda police station in Udaipur. During questioning, he fainted and was taken to a hospital where the doctors declared him dead, the police said.

Director General of Police Umesh Mishra said the entire staff of the police station has been shunted to police lines while the postmortem of the body was conducted under the supervision of a judicial magistrate.

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