Bengal Violence Accused Allegedly Dies By Suicide In CBI Custody

Bengal Violence Accused Allegedly Dies By Suicide In CBI Custody
Bengal Violence Accused Allegedly Dies By Suicide In CBI Custody


One of the primary accused in Bogtui village of Bengal’s Birbhum district, wherein 10 individuals have been killed, allegedly died by suicide in CBI custody on Monday. Lalon Sheikh was arrested from a hideout in Jharkhand’s Pakur, eight months after the bloodbath wherein ladies and kids have been burnt alive.

Lalon Sheikh’s physique will now be taken for a autopsy to Rampurhat Medical College and Hospital. Senior law enforcement officials from the district reached the CBI workplace after the incident. Angry members of the family blocked the street at Bogtui More close to Rampurhat city in West Bengal, demanding motion towards the CBI officers.

The CBI had knowledgeable the native police on Monday afternoon that Sheikh has died by suicide whereas of their custody. After his arrest, Lalon Sheikh was saved within the momentary camp arrange by the CBI after the probe was handed over to the company by the Calcutta High Court.

Birbhum Superintendent of Police Nagendra Tripathi informed reporters, “I acquired data from the CBI DIG’s workplace that Lalon Sheikh, whose interrogation was happening has died. We have began the proceedure that’s adopted in such instances. They knowledgeable the native police station round 4:40PM and round 5:00PM, I used to be knowledgeable. It is a UD case. UD case means unnatural demise and the native police station will begin an investigation.”

“The proceedure features a magisterial inquest and a postmortem. That shall be how the reason for demise shall be decided. It’s too early to say something. There are NHRC and Supreme Court tips on unnatural custodial deaths and we’ll comply with them. The CBI knowledgeable us and informed us it’s a demise as a consequence of hanging,” Nagendra Tripathi added.

The CBI is probing the case on the orders of the Calcutta High Court. The probe company arrested Sheikh this month, greater than eight months after the incident. He was arrested after months of surveillance set as much as catch him, as he had evaded the police for the reason that incident.

Lalon Sheikh is likely one of the prime accused within the March 21 Bogtui violence. He was arrested by CBI on December 4. Sheikh is believed to have led a crowd that set houses on fireplace in Bogtui resulting in the demise of ten individuals, largely ladies and kids.

Lalon Sheikh was produced earlier than a Rampurhat courtroom on Sunday and despatched to 6 days CBI custody.

Ten individuals have been killed within the Birbhum violence after a number of homes have been set on fireplace after the homicide of the deputy chief of a gram panchayat and Trinamool’s Bhadu Sheikh. The CBI has been investigating the Bogtui murders case and the homicide of Bhadu Sheikh as effectively.

The company has filed a 1192-page cost sheet primarily based on eyewitness accounts, safety digital camera footage and statements by two of the three ladies who died of burn accidents at Rampurhat Medical College and Hospital. An eight-year-old woman was amongst those who died within the incident. The CBI cost sheet says Bhadu Sheikh’s homicide, whose killing sparked off the violence,  was the fallout of rivalry between him and his associates over doubtful land offers, unlawful companies and a share of extortion cash.

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