Custodial death: higher-ups not informed

August 25, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 29, 2016 05:16 pm IST - HYDERABAD:

The Asifnagar police personnel did not inform their superior officers about detaining three women as part of the probe into the theft case, neither did they take into account medical condition of N. Padma before questioning her, revealed a preliminary inquiry conducted in the aftermath of the custodial death of the woman.

“As a procedure, the policemen should inform the superiors when they detain or take into custody women in any case. But, in the case they did not do so. As a result, the woman collapsed during the questioning by the police and died some hours later at a hospital,” an official, who conducted the invesigation, said.


Seven policemen, including Asifnagar Inspector K. Srikanth and Detective Sub-Inspector P. Hrukshikesh were suspended by the Hyderabad Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy following the death of the woman.

Meanwhile, the State Human Rights Commission took note of the death of the woman and issued notices to Hyderabad Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy and the Osmania General Hospital authorities asking for a detailed report about the incident.

Miscreants snatches three tolas gold chain

A bike-borne miscreant snatched a three tola gold chain from a woman at Nampally on Monday. The woman Rajamani, 47, who works at a private educational institution, was walking along the Niloufer road when the offender came from behind on a bike and grabbed her gold chain.

On the receipt of information the police rushed to the spot and launched efforts to nab the chain snatcher.

The police were trying to obtain the footage recorded by the Closed Circuit Cameras installed on the road stretch.

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