Kochi, Apr 16 (PTI) Amid demands seeking action against some policemen in connection with the alleged custodial death of a 26-year-old man, a post-mortem report has revealed that he died due to ‘blunt trauma’ sustained to the abdomen.
Sreejith, who was taken into custody in connection with the death of a person early this month, died in a private hospital on April 9.
His relatives have alleged that he died due to torture.
“Based on the post-mortem findings and clinical case summary, death was due to blunt trauma sustained to the abdomen and its complications,” says the post-mortem report prepared by the doctors at Alappuzha Medical College.
The report came amid demands seeking strong action against policemen allegedly responsible for the custodial death.
Seven policemen were suspended in connection with the alleged custodial death.
The case is being investigated by a Special Investigation Team headed by IGP S Sreejith.
??? Meanwhile, the ruling CPI(M) today said stringent action would be taken by the government against police officers found engaged in illegal activities.?? Sreejit had died in hospital with his family alleging that the youth was kicked several times on the stomach and thrashed by police officials who took him into custody in connection with a case relating to suicide of a 52-year-old CPI(M) sympathiser.
?? ?? The Opposition Congress has sought a court monitored probe into the incident.
Both the Congress and the BJP have demanded that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan give up the Home portfolio.
BJP state general secretary A N Radhakrishnan began a 24-hour fast in front of the Range IG Office seeking justice for Sreejith.
????? BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan inaugurated the fast.
The party has demanded a CBI probe into the incident.
It has also demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to Sreejith’s family and also job to his wife.
BJP had earlier observed a hartal in Varappuzha panchayat, protesting the death of Sreejith, who it claimed was its worker.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.