Police Brutality: BJP worker killed in police lock-up in Bengal, party holds protests

Kolkata: On September 3, a BJP worker was beaten to death inside a police lock-up in West Bengal’s North Dinajpur district. The incident took place late on Wednesday night after the police detained Anup Roy, a resident of Nandan village. He was picked up for his alleged associations with a robbery case.

“We picked him up in connection with a robbery case that took place on August 28. After interrogating the robbery gang, we came to know about Anup. After we took him to the police station, he suddenly fell ill in the police lock-up. We took him to the nearest hospital where he died,” stated North Dinajpur police superintendent Sumit Kumar.

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The family members of the deceased, however, insisted that the officers at the Raiganj police station had left the dead body of Roy at the Baroborua area quite late at night. The post-mortem was also conducted in a hurried manner in the night.

As an angry reaction to the incident, the district BJP unit summoned a protest outside the Raiganj police station on Friday. The BJP also claimed that Roy was beaten to death by the police when he was being interrogated during the custody.

“It was completely illegal. He was picked by the police without any valid basis. No one in his Roy’s family was informed about the arrest. We have protested against the police atrocities and demanded a fresh post-mortem,” claimed BJP state president Dilip Ghosh.