Another dalit killed in Haryana, cops booked
Chandigarh: Barely two
days after two dalit children were burnt alive in a Haryana village, a 14-year-old
boy was allegedly killed by cops hours after he was questioned for theft of
pigeons in Sonipat's Gohana police station on Wednesday.
The body of Govinda was
found near his home at a vacant plot in Govindpura locality of Gohana on
Thursday morning but the family members blamed cops for his death. The police
have lodged an FIR against two cops of Gohana police station under murder
charges after local residents blocked a road and local railway track for more
than three hours which affected the train and transport services.
of police Satish Kumar, who is looking after law and order situation at Gohana
after the incident, told TOI that FIR has been registered against Subhash and
Ashok -- both assistant sub inspector (ASI) of police -- on the complaint of
deceased's brother Gautam.
The police said that
Gautam had produced Govinda in connection with theft of pigeons from his
neighbourer. Police sources claimed that both parties had also reached on a
compromise after their dialogue at the police station.
family members alleged that he was killed by the cops. "The cops had even
taken Rs 10,000 as bribe also from us to release him. But they did not release
him," said Gautam while talking to the local media.
Soon his family members
and other protesters gathered on Gohana-Jullana road on Thursday morning.
First, they blocked road and then shifted to the railway track. Sources said
that the police used force to disperse the protesters when they were blocking
road and railway track. However, the cops had to run away from the spot
following retaliation by the protesters.
The police officials
have termed it a case of hanging, though, they have avoided on reaching on any
conclusion before a probe into the matter.