Hartal in Kasargod over Custodial Death

Kanjangadu: In protest against the custodial death of an autorickshaw driver, the BJP has called for hartal in Kasargod Assembly constituency today.

According to reports, the driver, Sandeep, along with his friends, was enjoying a boozing session at a plantation under Agriculture department. On a tip off, police reached the spot. When they saw the police, they began to run. Meanwhile, police chased them and nabbed Sandeep. It’s said that on the way to station, he swooned. Though he was rushed to hospital, he died later.

However, Sandeep’s relatives alleged that he was beaten up inside the jeep and he died owing to custody torture. “When he asked for drinking water, he was denied,” they added.