Odisha: Police station torched in Sambalpur over custodial death
High tension prevails in Sambalpur city of Odisha, over custodial death of a person. Agitated locals torched Ainthapali police station of the city on Thursday night over death of 22-year-old accused Abinash Munda.
According to police, Abinash who was accused of stealing hung himself in the custody. However this explanation hasn’t gone done well with people from Bhalupalli area who said Abhinash was killed inside police custody. They not only torched the police station on Thursday night according to reports, they even did a road blockade leading to fire authorities not able to reach the spot at time to minimise the damage. All the cars in the premises were also torched.
On Friday morning, police had to resort to lathicharge to bring situation under control. According to Odisha TV, 7 platoons of police have been deployed in the area to bring the irate mob under control. Sambalpur- Rourkella highway was also blocked by the protestors. According to reports, Odisha DGP has suspended three officers including inspector-in-charge of Ainthapali police station. A departmental enquiry has been initiated against them for alleged negligence in the custodial death.
Inspector General of Northern Range Sushant Nath said Munda was found hanging in the lockup and …read more