The District collector of Gadchiroli ordered an inquiry into the case of suicide of a Dalit boy in Katali village of Gadchiroli, allegedly due to police harassment.

“As the District Magistrate of Gadchiroli, I have ordered an SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate) inquiry into the matter after the mother of the victim met me today with some activists” Gadchiroli collector Abhishekh Krishna told The Hindu over phone.

Sachin Gopal Goradwar, 23, of village Katali in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra had committed suicide on March 14, allegedly after five police personnel from Gadchiroli police assaulted his mother and two younger sisters.

The family of the victim had alleged that he killed himself in the presence of the five police personnel.

The family of the victim had also claimed that the police have registered no case against the police personnel involved.

But the Superintendent of Police (SP) Gadchiroli, Mohd.Suvez Haque said the SDPO (Sub-Divisional Police Officer) of Gadchiroli is already conducting an inquiry into the matter.