Three policemen placed under suspension
Three policemen were placed under suspension by the Superintendent of Police on Saturday for dereliction of duty.
According to police, Manikandan, an undertrial, was in custody at Kandikuppam Police Station for the alleged murder of his wife Asha on Friday. He was nabbed on the same day by the police while he was waiting in a bus stand near Bargur. He was supposed to be produced before a Magistrate in Krishnagiri on Saturday.
In mean time, Manikandan jumped from the first floor of the station building, when the policemen dozed off at night.
Severely injured, he was taken to Government Headquarters Hospital in Krishnagiri and later was referred to Salem Government Hospital.
In connection with this, three policemen were placed under suspension by the Superintendent of Police. Sources said that departmental action has been initiated against the Station Inspector Dakshinamoorthy.