Man posts video alleging police harassment, commits suicide

Kottayam: A 28-year-old man in Kerala posted video message alleging harassment by police and committed suicide yesterday.

The deceased identified as Rajesh was arrested in a chain snatching case. He was let out on bail a day earlier. The video message which was posted on social media showed him accusing the police of attempting slap cases on him. He ended his life by hanging at Pala.

Rajesh’s relatives have accused the police of assaulting him in custody and that they had threatened to slap other cases on him. The police, however, rejected the allegations.

Reacting to the incident, Ramesh Chennithala of Congress said a high-level probe must be initiated into the death of Rajesh. Many other local leaders also sought a probe and demanded stringent action against ‘erring’ police personnel.

NT Bureau