Ayub Khan, a 50-year-old man died after he was tortured by a police officer at Panipat’s Quila police station in Haryana.
According to Hindustan Times, Assistant Sub Inspector Dharamvir has been taken into custody and charged with murder.
District Superintendent of Police Shashank Kumar Sawan told HT on Tuesday evening that the preliminary investigation showed that Ayub Khan died in police custody after he was tortured by Dharamvir.
Ayub Khan was a distant relative of a man who allegedly kidnapped a 22-year-old woman for marriage. A FIR filed by the woman’s family said that 25-year-old Irshad Khan had kidnapped her for marriage in May.
On Tuesday, Dharamvir, who was in charge of the case, had called Irshad Khan’s relatives and friends to trace him. Ayub Khan was among the people called to the police station, where he was tortured by the officer.
The family of the deceased alleged that Ayub Khan was also tortured by woman’s relatives.
There were injury marks on Ayub Khan’s body.
Police officer Sawan added that they were waiting for the postmortem report before detailing the injuries that led to his death.
Two relatives of the woman – Sumit and Sunil – have also been arrested.