SI, five constables absconding after custodial death

SI, five constables absconding after custodial death

Cops family members have no clue; CoD announces cash reward for info


The incident took place on February 24 and efforts of the police in tracing the accused - Nagesh, the Police Sub-Inspector, S Kumar, Nagegowda, Basavannaiah, Govindaiah and Ravi, all constables - have yielded no results so far.

The Corps of Detectives has issued a press release declaring cash award to those helping in tracing the absconding.

History

Thimme Gowda, engaged in sand business in KR Pet had loaded a tractor with sand on February 12 and directed his workers - Bhaskar, Ramesh, Indresh, Yogesh and Ramesh- to unload sand at a specified location.

The workers, after travelling some distance, halted on the bank of river Hemavathi and decided to continue the journey next day.

However, one of workers, Bhaskar, was missing in the morning and they brought the matter to the notice of  Thimme Gowda.

Search in vain

The family members of Bhaskar were also alerted. A missing complaint was lodged after two days of search went in vain.

Since there was hardly any progress in the investigation, Bhaskar’s family members staged a protest in front of the police station.

5 persons taken to custody

The Police Sub-Inspector took five persons, including four workers and Thimme Gowda’s son Dhananjay for questioning and allegedly beat them up in the station.

Dhananjay told them that Bhaskar fell down while travelling and was killed on the spot and the body buried on the river bank at Akkihalli.

The accused took him to the bank and directed him to show the place where Bhaskar was buried.

Dhananjay told that he was forced to lie just to escape from the physical torture. He collapsed after the police allegedly beat him up.

The police took him to a hospital in Akki Hebbal where he was declared brought dead. The accused shifted the body to mortuary and went to the station.

All the six police officers are absconding since then. Even family members of the accused have no clue about whereabouts of the accused.

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