Irshad Sheikh, a resident of Surat was allegedly beaten to death by cops while in custody at Chowk Bazar Police Station in Surat on Wednesday.
“Officers from Chowk Bazar Police Station called my husband Tuesday morning and asked him to come and report at the police station regarding a case. I kept on waiting till the Wednesday morning, but we received his dead body on that day,” the deceased’s wife Saba Khatoon said.
Saba alleges that the police subjected her husband to third-degree torture in custody, which resulted in his death.
“Police killed my husband,” she said.
“His (Irshad Sheikh) dead body came in the same rickshaw in which he went to the police station alive on his own”, a local news outlet G24 News quoted Irshad’s mother-in-law as saying.
Maktoob accessed many videos in which Irshad’s grief-stricken wife and relatives can be seen crying in their extreme distress.
According to ABP News, the police brutality happened after Irshad was produced in court and released on bail. “He was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition. The accused died after being released on bail,” ABP news reports.
Reports say a policeman who was in charge of the Chowk Bazar Police Station was charged in the custodial death case of Irshad.
(This is a developing story. Maktoob is trying to contact the family members, cops, and residents of the area. We verified the news of custodial death of Irshad with the local reporter)