Mentally challenged man beaten, 5 cops axed

“Explanation has been sought from the suspended policemen,” a police official said.

On Saturday, five policemen beat up a 30-year-old, mentally challenged man, Ramvilas Thakur, he said.

According to police, Thakur was admitted to Dumka Sadar Hospital for the last few days, and he had beaten his mother on Saturday when she went to see him in the hospital. The incident was brought to the notice of the district police authorities.

“A group of policemen then reached the hospital, tied Thakur’s hands and legs with a rope and started beating him with a cane,” the police official said.

The Jharkhand police headquarters has sought a report on the incident from Dumka Superintendent of Police A K Singh.

According to police, Thakur will be shifted to a mental asylum in Ranchi.

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