The Jammu and Kashmir police has once again landed themselves in a piquant situation. Late Wednesday evening, a 16 year old minor boy hailing from Begana area in Kishtwar was admitted in the Government Medical college hospital after he was allegedly beaten up by the police in Kishtwar.
The family members of the minor boy has alleged that the police confined their son illegally in their custody for six long days and tortured him in connection with the ongoing probe in to the Kishtwar violence incidents.
Ajay was referred to the GMC by doctors of the District hospital in Kishtwar wednesday morning after his condition worsened suddenly. According to family members of Ajay, he was released by police on Tuesday afternoon after he complained of acute abdomen pain.
According to Babita Devi, elder sister of Ajay, he had allegedly received severe internal injuries in police custody. Speaking to reporters she claimed that her brother was picked up by the police six days ago and was allowed to come home Tuesday afternoon.
Babita Devi said soon after her brother was detained by the police they approached local police authorities to ensure his release.She said,since then we were running from pillar to post and also met senior police officers in Kishtwar seeking his immediate release as his mother was a heart patient.She questioned the police officers conduct and pointed accusing fingers towards the SIT team probing the case of Kishtwar violence.
She claimed when name of her brother do not figure in the list prepared by the police on what grounds he was detained and illegally held in the police lock up. On the other hand police officers in Kishtwar maintained that Ajay was detained in connection with a case and when he realised that he would he framed by the police he started complaining of acute abdomen pain.
The police officers in Kishtwar also maintained that he was allowed to go home along with a close relative denying the allegations that he was held in the police custody for six long days and beaten up badly. The police officer claimed that now that the minor boy has been admitted in the GMC, the doctors would be able to judge better what kind of injuries he may have suffered and how serious are the nature of injuries.