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AP youth commits suicide accusing police for thrashing him during lockdown

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: April 3, 2020 | Updated on: April 3, 2020

The deceased was detained for defying lockdown while walking to his native place in Krishna district

Representational Image. (PTI)

Representational Image. (PTI)

Guntur: A youth committed suicide at a police station in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur after having been detained for defying the coronavirus lockdown.

According to the social media reports, Srinivas, a native of Kaikaluru in Krishna district was working in Tirupati but due to lockdown, he started walking to his native place.

However, the police of Bapatla town in Guntur district arrested and allegedly thrashed him. Humiliated with the insult, Srinivas made a selfie video stating that the police are the reason for his death and committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree within the premises of the police station.

The incident came to light as he had sent the selfie video to some of his friends.

AP DGP Damodar Gautam Sawang responded, saying, "Inquiry has been ordered". The DGP directed Guntur district IG to submit a detailed report on the incident.

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