Bengaluru: Three police officers attached to Bengaluru’s Varthur police station were suspended after a 22-year-old man, accused in a theft case, allegedly lost his arm after being attacked in police custody.
Nagabhushana Gowda, a head constable, B.N. Nagaraj, and H. Shivaraj, both constables, have been suspended.
Salman Khan (22), a resident of Varthur, was a theft case accused and was taken into custody by the police. ‘He allegedly confessed the crime and police also recovered stolen car batteries from him.
But the police officials forced Salman to confess several other crimes which he had not committed and tortured him.”I was tied upside down and beaten,” the man had claimed.
The man was reportedly released on October 31 after five days, when he became sick. His arm was swollen and as he was unable to tolerate the pain, he was taken to hospital.
The doctors conducted an emergency surgery and amputated his right arm. The doctors claimed that his collarbone and nerves at the spot were affected.
Following this, DCP (Whitefield) D. Devaraj ordered an inquiry and three officials have been suspended.