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Jammu And Kashmir: Rape accused dies in police custody in Poonch, investigation ordered

The family members of the deceased questioned the death, urging senior police officials to conduct a thorough probe to ascertain the actual reason behind the demise. The deceased was arrested following a complaint of rape.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Poonch Updated on: October 17, 2023 7:42 IST
The administration ordered a probe into the matter
Image Source : REPRESENTATIONAL PIC The administration ordered a probe into the matter

A rape accused died in police custody in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, said officials on Monday. A magisterial probe has been ordered into the matter, he added.

The deceased was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a woman in Poonch. 

District Magistrate, Poonch Yasin M Choudhary said a report was received from Surankote sub-divisional magistrate that Ulfat Hussain of Marhote village attempted suicide by hanging inside the lockup of Surankote police station on Monday.

Hussain was implicated in a case of alleged abduction and rape of a woman, he said.

The accused was apprehended by the police based on a complaint filed by the victim on October 9, Choudhary said.

The family members of the deceased alleged custodial death, requesting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.

SDM Mohd Jhangir Khan has been appointed as the inquiry officer to conduct a comprehensive magisterial enquiry into the matter, the official said.

(With PTI inputs)

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