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Gohana Dalit murder: Two Policemen suspended

Gohana: Two policemen were suspended today in connection with Gohana incident, where a 15-year-old Dalit boy, Govinda’s, dead body was found.

Govinda’s body was found hanging near his house in Gohana’s Govindpura area on Thursday. The family claimed that he was charged with stealing a pigeon and then was brutally beaten up during police custody.

Govinda was accused of bird theft, but no FIR was registered against him. Two cops asked for money to settle the case outside the police station.

Postmortem findings suggest injury marks were seven to eight days old.

Earlier, today the family demanded the arrest of policemen who allegedly murdered Govinda.

Govinda’s brother claimed that the 15-year old was brutally beaten while in custody and had prominent cuts across his body. He also claimed that the arms and legs of the dead boy had been fractured.

“Two cops of Gohana police station, assistant sub-inspectors Subhash and Ashok, demanded money from us,” he added.

“The police demanded five thousand rupees from us, and when we were ready to give them that amount, they demanded ten thousand rupees. Yesterday, I went to police station to give him (Govinda) food. The police officials told me that my son had run away from the police station and the next day, we found his dead body ” said Govinda’s mother.

The relatives had placed his body on the road as a mark of protest and demanded action against the culprits and Rs 10 lakh compensation.

Local residents blocked a road and the local railway track for more than three hours, disrupting the rail and road transport services in the area.

The police had lodged an FIR against the two cops of Gohana police station-assistant sub-inspectors Subhash and Ashok-and charged them with murder.(ANI)