Minhaj Ansari succumbed to custodial torture, reveals post-mortem report

Jamtara: Minhaj Ansari, who succumbed to his injuries at hospital in Jharkhand died not because of encephalitis,  but due to beating in police custody, revealed a post-mortem report on Thursday.

22-year-old Minhaj from Jamtara district was arrested for sharing a “controversial Whatsapp comment” on beef was tortured so mercilessly in police custody that he breathed last on October 9 at a hospital in Ranchi.

According to NDTV reports, the post-mortem examination said, his body bore abrasions and internal injury. Doctors also suspect he had not been fed in the initial days of police custody. His viscera will be sent to a forensic lab for further investigation.

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An FIR of murder has been registered against the officer-in-charge Sub-Inspector Harish Pathak and has since been suspended and and a high-level inquiry ordered.

CM Raghubar Das has ordered a monetary compensation of Rs 2 lakh to Ansari’s family.