A 23-year-old man set himself afire on Tuesday alleging custodial torture by the Biligere in a video shared on-line, in Nagarle village in Nanjanagudu taluk of Mysuru district.
Police have, nonetheless, denied the allegations.
Based on the police, the 23-year-old man and one other particular person had been delivered to Biligere police station as a part of a probe right into a conflict between two teams.
“Earlier than he might be questioned he managed to flee from the police station, set himself ablaze by pouring petrol at 11.30pm on Sunday and succumbed to burn accidents on Tuesday morning at KR Hospital in Mysuru,” Nanjanagudu sub-division deputy SP Govinda Raju stated. Cops stated that the deceased and 4 others had been named within the grievance filed by one other group that alleged that the 5 individuals had assaulted them. They had been summoned to the police station, and the 23-year-old man and one other accused had been delivered to the police station at round 7pm.
“The 23-year-old man, beneath the pretext of attending to alleviate himself, escaped from the police station round 8.30pm. The opposite particular person was launched as the costs weren’t deemed critical,” Raju stated.
In a video that has since gone viral, the sufferer is purportedly heard expressing his frustration and alleging harassment by the police whereas in custody. He accused the police of pressuring him. HT couldn’t independently confirm the veracity of the video. The police, nonetheless, denied that he was tortured on the police station.
Deputy SP Raju stated that the 23-year-old man left the police station round 8:30 pm and later visited the home of his former accomplice, threatening the household round 11 pm. A separate grievance was filed by the household with the police round midnight, Raju stated.