UP Shocker: 2 Young Men Commit Suicide By Hanging Themselves In Agra; Family Alleges Torture By Police

UP Shocker: 2 Young Men Commit Suicide By Hanging Themselves In Agra; Family Alleges Torture By Police

Investigation is underway into the case and two police sub-inspectors and one head constable have been reportedly suspended

Ruddhi PhadkeUpdated: Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 12:38 PM IST
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Agra: In a shocking incident that has come to light from Uttar Pradesh's Agra city, two relatives, Sanjay and Pramod killed themselves on June 22 and 24 respectively. Suicide note mentions harassment by police. Sanjay was allegedly held in custody by the cops at Sadabad police in Hathras district in a case in which his brother-in-law was accused of kidnapping a minor girl. His body was found hanging from a tree on June 22. Two days later Pramod's body hanging from a tree was recovered from the same area where his younger brother's body was recovered.

Police said that the Sanjay was often summoned for questioning in a different case against his brother-in-law Pramod who was accused of abducting a minor girl in May 2024. Police said that search was still underway for the missing minor girl.

Meanwhile, the police claimed that Sanjay committed suicide just after he was held for questioning in a case of alleged theft against him. Family members of the deceased claimed that the police tortured both Sanjay and Pramod in custody released them on the condition that they would pay Rs.1 lakh as compensation. Having failed to arrange the amount, family members alleged that the duo took the drastic step out of fear of Sadadabad police.

Investigation is underway into the case and two police sub-inspectors and one head constable have been reportedly suspended in the case.

This is not the first such shocking case that come to light in Agra. In October 2023, a 19-year-old girl, who was repeatedly blackmailed by two youth living in the neighborhood, had died by suicide in October 2023. The accused youth, Abhishek and Vishnu, had allegedly shot videos of the girl taking bath and repeatedly blackmailed her of making the videos viral. The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district in Kheragarh town.

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