50-year-old farmer thrashed by MP Cops, later succumbed to injuries
A 50-year-old farmer Bansi Kushwaha was allegedly brutally thrashed by Madhya Pradesh police in Jabalpur over lockdown violation in April. Kushwaha later passed away.
Kushwaha, a native of village Tilahri, was returning from his farm after offering water and fodder to cattle when he was intercepted by the Gora Bazaar police station patrol team. During interrogation, the policemen allegedly thrashed Kushwaha who fainted. Instead of helping him, the police team then left and Kushwaha was later taken to hospital where he succumbed.
Additional Superintendent of Police Dr Sanjeev Uike stated six personnel have been suspended for allegedly beating up the farmer. Uike claimed that five policemen including a Sub Inspector and a Head Constable have been suspended and the local City SP has been ordered to probe into the matter. The state government in the evening removed Superintendent of Police Amit Singh, replacing him with IPS officer Siddharth Bahuguna.