A 22-year-old Muslim boy, who was detained in connection to the missing of a minor Hindu girl in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh was found dead in police custody. The girl still remains missing. The incident raised everyone’s eyebrows after hearing the police’s claims about the death.
— Anees Khan (@Aneespratapgarh) November 10, 2021
However, the deceased’s father, Chand Miyan has withdrawn his complaint against the police. He had claimed in a handwritten note that his son Altaf was suffering from depression and had died of suicide.
अल्ताफ़ के पिता को जब कोई सपोर्ट नहीं मिला, राहुल, प्रियंका, अखिलेश और दूसरी विपक्षी दलों की पार्टियों ने जब चुप्पी साध ली तो मजबूर होकर अल्ताफ के पिता को भी पुलिस के सामने झुकना पड़ा और दबाव में उन्होंने इकरार कर लिया कि उनके बेटे ने आत्महत्या की। #JusticeForAltaf pic.twitter.com/zV9NVkObox
— Shams Tabrez Qasmi (@ShamsTabrezQ) November 10, 2021
“Altaf was brought in for questioning in connection with a kidnapping case. During interrogation, he excused himself to use the toilet. When he did not return for a while, we checked and he was found sprawled, with his neck tied to the tap. He was breathing when we rushed him to the nearest medical centre, but he could not make it,” Kasganj SP Botre Rohan Pramod.
According to Kasganj SP Botre Rohan Pramod (IPS), the victim killed himself using his jacket hood's drawstring when he went to lockup washroom. pic.twitter.com/XmPCcKHEA6
— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) November 9, 2021
Five police officials, including one SHO, two sub-inspectors, and two constables, were suspended for negligence.
Why UP Police Claims Are Hard To Believe?
Images of the deceased are being shared on social media which seems suspicious. Altaf was found hanging with a not so strong water pipe in a toilet in the police lockup. What’s unbelievable is how a 5-6 ft person can hang himself with a 1.5 ft tap and that too using the drawstring of his jacket hood.
Washroom of the police lock up in UP's Kasganj where 21-year-old Altaf allegedly hanged himself from the tap using a hood drawstring. pic.twitter.com/tLYWC9zYhX
— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) November 10, 2021
मैं उसी बेरक में आया हुआ हूँ जहां अल्ताफ़ को रखा गया था. इसी बेरक में बाथरूम है जिसमें 1.5 फ़ीट की प्लास्टिक की टौंटी है जिसके बारे में कहा जा रहा है कि इसी से लटककर 5-6 फ़ीट के अल्ताफ़ ने सुसाइड की. आप खुद तय कीजिए कि ये सुसाइड है या हत्या? pic.twitter.com/crh5sOoCPE
— Shyam Meera Singh (@ShyamMeeraSingh) November 10, 2021
Altaf, a labourer from Nagla Syed in Kasganj, was picked up by the police on Monday for questioning in connection to the complaint filed by the parents of a 16-year-old girl who went missing.
On Tuesday night, Altaf’s father had accused the police of murdering his son. But in another video released later, he said, “I spoke to doctors, police, and came to know Altaf died by suicide. Police took him to hospital as well. I am satisfied with the police action.”
अल्ताफ़ की मौत कैसे हुई…?
यूपी कासगंज में अल्ताफ़ नामी युवक को लड़की भगाने के आरोप में पुलिस ने हिरासत में लिया था, बाद में वो पुलिस लॉकअप में मृत पाया गया।
अल्ताफ़ के पिता ने बेटे की मौत में पुलिस की मिलीभगत का आरोप लगाया है वहीं पुलिस का कहना है कि अल्ताफ़ ने आत्महत्या की। pic.twitter.com/8vDyibo6px
— Ashraf Hussain (@AshrafFem) November 9, 2021
He was booked under Section 363 (kidnapping) and Section 366 (abduction, inducing a woman to compel her for marriage) of the IPC. As per the sources, the police may invoke Sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. But the police have not invoked the provisions of anti-conversion law as there were no such allegations posed by the complainant.
Died of Asphyxia: Autopsy Report
As per the autopsy report, he died of asphyxia. The report has mentioned the three ligature marks around Altaf’s neck. A ligature mark is a pressure mark on the neck, under the ligature, often caused due to hanging. The report called them all antemortem injuries (injuries received before death, which can also act as a cause of death) and reported no other injuries in the body.
However, the family of the deceased has alleged that there were some serious injuries on his body.
— Md Toushif (@MdToush00786) November 11, 2021