Youth, detained for stealing, dies in police custody

Youth, detained for stealing, dies in police custody

A youth, caught for allegedly stealing people's belongings at an exhibition ground, died in the custody of Vanarai police station in suburban Mumbai.

Manoj Salve (22) and Prakash Chavan (23) were detained by the police after the security guards at the NESCO Exhibition ground caught them stealing people's bags and valuables last evening, police said.

The guards allegedly beat up the two before handing them over to the police.

According to police, Salve complained of uneasiness, and when the police took him to the nearby government hospital, the doctors declared him dead before admission yesterday.

Police said autopsy will reveal the exact cause of Salve's death. "If it is found that Salve died because of the injuries caused due to assault by security guards, then they will be booked," said a police officer.

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