Abdul Basheer’s family claim he was beaten to death by police on Saturday night
Badaun (Uttar Pradesh): A 64-year-old man died in a midnight raid on his home by a group of 12 police officers who were looking for his son in connection with the killing of cattle in Bhasundara village in Badaun district.
Abdul Basheer’s family claimed he was beaten to death by police on Saturday night. The charge was dismissed by the police and an investigation was ordered into the case.
It should be noted that raids were carried out on Saturday in western Uttar Pradesh to arrest suspected cow slaughterers after reports of an underground meat trade.
Bareilly Range Assistant Inspector General (DIG) Rajesh Pandey said a campaign was underway against illicit alcohol and cow slaughterhouses in the state.
Meanwhile, Badaun police set up an investigation to investigate Basheer’s death.
According to police, an autopsy conducted by a panel of three doctors revealed that Basheer had problems with his kidneys and spleen.
Badaun Chief Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ashok Kumar Tripathi said, “I received information about the death at 2 am and another SP (town) Jitendra Srivastava rushed to the village. An impartial investigation would be carried out. An autopsy was carried out by a panel of three doctors and a videography was also performed. His report stated that there were no injuries to the body and that the reason for death was “septic shock”.
Family members, however, alleged that police brutally beat Basheer while inquiring about his son’s whereabouts.
No recent case has been recorded against Basheer’s son.
The deceased’s son, Ateeq, said: “About 12 policemen raided my home at midnight and beat my father after they couldn’t find me in the house. The police raided my home two days ago as well, but they couldn’t find anything. Looks like they want to set me up, and my dad paid the price. “
Meanwhile, in Muzaffarnagar and Bijnor districts, four people were arrested after an alleged encounter with the police. They are also said to be “cow slaughterers”. Three of them were shot in the legs.
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