B'luru man dies in Kolkata, family says cops shot him

B'luru man dies in Kolkata, family says cops shot him

The family of the 35-year-old hotel manager from Bengaluru, who was killed in Kolkata on Monday, claim that he died in police firing. This is contrary to the post-mortem report that states that he died after his speeding car rammed into a wall.

According to the police, Ajay Singh was in the front seat when the vehicle rammed into a wall. Both Ajay and his driver, Rajkumar Singh, were inebriated and were trying to avoid the police check-post. The police on duty were chasing the vehicle when it hit the wall near a factory on Jessore Road in Kolkata.

The car crashed between the ninth and the 12th gate of the factory at Dumdum in the city’s northern fringes late on Monday night. Rajkumar surrendered before the police after he was dragged out of the damaged car and admitted to being inebriated. He is related to Ajay.

Police said only blank shots were fired to bring the vehicle to a halt. However, Singh’s family members are not convinced. The deceased’s sister-in-law, Rinku Singh, told reporters that some eyewitnesses admitted to seeing blood on the seats and a cartridge on the backseat.

“Now the police are trying to cover up the incident by saying Ajay died in a car crash. The police have also tampered the post-mortem report,” she added. Ajay, who hailed from Muzaffarpur in Bihar, worked as a manager in the vehicles department of a luxury hotel in Bengaluru. He was visiting his in-laws in Kolkata.

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