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Kanpur trader ‘thrashed’ by police, dies

Gorakhpur (UP), Sep 28 : A 36-year-old Kanpur businessman died here after police allegedly beat him up during a checking in a hotel of the Ramgarhtal area.



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The authorities have suspended six policemen, including the Ramgarhtal SHO, and handed over the probe to the SP (City).

The victim was staying along with two friends in the hotel.

His wife accused police of assaulting him due to which he died on Monday night.

However, police have denied the charge and said he received a head injury after he fell on the ground as he was in a drunken state.

The incident took place on Monday midnight during a checking by the Ramgarhtal police.

Police found that three people were staying on an ID of one Chandan Saini of Mahadeva Bazar in the Sikriganj area of Gorakhpur.

On getting suspicious, they went to the room where the real estate businessman, Manish, was with his two friends, Pradeep Chauhan and Hari Chauhan of Gurgaon.

Police said when they were interrogating them, Manish fell on the ground as he was in a drunken state.

Police rushed him to BRD Medical College, where he died during treatment.

However, the victim’s wife, Meenakshi Gupta, and his father Nand Kishore Gupta while talking to reporters accused police of beating up Manish.

Meenakshi appealed to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Twitter for the registration of a case against the policemen and also to suspend them.

The two friends of Manish are in police custody and they told reporters that they are real estate businessmen and they came to Gorakhpur on the invitation of their friend Chandan for some business work.


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