farmer die in mp

SP transferred, govt orders probe

Three days after being beaten up by police for violation of lockdown restrictions, a 50-year-old farmer in Jabalpur died on Monday.

Following the death of the farmer the state government transferred the Jabalpur district superintendent of police (SP) Amit Singh to police headquarters in state capital Bhopal. Another IPS officer Siddharth Bahuguna was appointed as Jabalpur SP on Monday evening.

Before his transfer former SP Amit Singh had suspended six cops. DIG (Jabalpur) Manohar Varma said a probe has been ordered into the death of Banshi Kushwah. Varma added that a video in which the victim named the policemen has been included in the probe. In the video, the victim alleged the policemen asked him about a gambling den and beat him up when he said he did not know about it.

It is alleged that the farmer was on his way home after attending to cattle in his field on April 16 when the police stopped and assaulted him. Banshi’s family members have not filed any complaint, but have claimed that they called up the police control room after the alleged assault, but to no avail.

Tweeting a video of the now deceased farmer telling his eight former CM Kamal Nath termed the incident “barbaric”.

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