After drawing a lot of criticism over the alleged custodial killing of a Dalit youth in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh is once again in the news for its brutalities.
This time, two labourers were allegedly beaten to death by policemen in Mainpuri district of the state for refusing to pay a bribe of Rs 100.
According to a Times of India, the incident occurred on 5 July and the police initially tried to cover up the case by claiming that both the labourers died after drowning in a pond while fleeing the cops.However, the post-mortem report confirmed that the duo had died due to injuries sustained during an assault.
Following the incident, on 6 August, many people have gathered to protest against the police atrocities and presently the situation is tense in the district, reported ANI.
The angry protesters also beat up two local policemen who had reached the spot to control the situation.
Dev Ranjan Verma, SP Mainpuri admitted that a complaint had been submitted accusing six policemen, including two home guards, of beating the two men.
He said cases have been registered against the suspended policemen - sub-inspector Udai Veer Singh, head constable Girish Chand and constables Gaurav Singh and Vinay Gautam.