The family of a 17-year-old has accused the Isanpur police and officials of the remand home of torture after the teen died on Tuesday. The teen had been arrested for being involved in a fight.
The cops have denied the allegations and said that they had produced the teen before the court in front of his mother five days ago.
He was sent to custody after the court refused his bail plea.
The police had detained 17-year-old Hrithik Parmar in connection with a complaint of assault. He had undergone a
COVID-19 test and had been held at the police station in the presence of his mother.
He was later produced before the Juvenile Court on October 23 and his bail plea was rejected. Later the cops sent him to the remand home. On Tuesday morning, the family was informed that his health had taken a turn for the worse. By the time the family reached the remand home (children’s home), Hrithik had died.
Shahpur police inspector RK Chudasama said that as of now they have filed an accidental death case in connection with the case.
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He said the teen’s body has been sent for a post mortem which will be done by a panel of doctors. Further action will be decided based on the post mortem report.
What the family of teen has alleged about police torture
Hrithik’s father Arvind said that the cops had called his son to the police station with his Aadhar Card on October 22.
They again called him the next day and his wife went with his son. He said the cops had beaten his son and had sent him to remand home where he was again tortured.
Isanpur Police Inspector JM Solanki said that Hrithik was detained at the police station for two hours and his mother was present throughout. As the court had denied his bail, we had taken him in custody and sent him to the remand home, Solanki said.
The allegations that he was beaten is wrong, he said.
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