Six cops suspended for torturing youth in UP

Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Five constables and a Station House Officer (SHO) were Tuesday suspended for torturing five youths they had detained Monday evening at Muzaffarnagar, officials said.

The policemen were suspended for allegedly beating up the youths in custody at Mansoorpur police station. They also tried to force the youths into confessing to a crime they had not committed.

Senior Superintendent of Police Manjil Saini told IANS that the five youths were picked up on suspicion of their involvement in a dacoity.

Saini said the youths were brutally beaten up after they were picked up by police. SHO Pankaj Tyagi and five constables have been suspended in this connection. A probe has also been ordered into the incident.

Families of the youths protested at the police station, following which they were let off.

A few days ago, another youth was beaten up in a Lucknow police station, after which he hanged himself in police custody. Six policemen were suspended.

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