Rajasthan teacher died hungry in prison

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SANJAY BOHRA
Published Nov 19, 2015, 10:02 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 1:42 am IST
The report also mentions of injury marks on Vikesh’s body and private parts
Custodial Death (Representational image)
 Custodial Death (Representational image)

Jaipur: College lecturer Vikesh Kumar Gaur, who had died in police custody last week, was not only beaten up severely but was also kept hungry. This came to light in the post mortem report submitted to the state human rights commission on Wednesday.

The report, submitted by Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital administration, has clearly mentioned that there was no sign of food in the victim’s stomach. The report hinted that in all probability the victim had probably not eaten for three to four days, which is why he could not bear the police torture and succumbed to death.

 

The report also mentions of injury marks on Vikesh’s body and private parts as well. Seven policemen, including additional SP Ramkumar Kaswa, deputy SP Amarjeet, SHO Tulsi Ram Prajapat and four constables from the police station have been booked for the custodial death following a complaint  from the victim’s brother, Akhilesh Gaur.

Vikesh and two others — Parvez and Khem Chand Nepali – had been reportedly taken into custody on November 9 in connection with the murder of Lakkhi Khan, the owner of an educational institution in Borawad town. Khan was killed by unidentified persons on the night of October 23.

 

However, two days later Vikesh’s was taken to hospital after his condition worsened where doctors declared him dead. Vikesh’s family had alleged that his body was covered with bruises.

His father Ram Kumar Gaur alleged that his son was picked up by the police though there was no link between him and the Lakkhi murder case and the family was not allowed to see him. Later, Akhilesh filed a police complaint accusing the police of killing his brother by subjecting him to third-degree torture during the interrogation.

 

 

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