Youth hangs self at police station in UP; two suspended

Lucknow, May 1: Two policemen were suspended after a youth allegedly committed suicide Tuesday by hanging himself at a police station in Uttar Pradesh’ Kannauj district.

Sardana (25) was found hanging with a blanket in a toilet at the Saurikh police station, where he was brought for questioning Monday night for allegedly eloping with a woman April 25.

The family of the victim alleged that he was tortured the entire night, following which he took the extreme step.

The incident sent senior police officials into a tizzy as Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency has been represented thrice by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

On the complaint of the youth’s family, Kannauj superintendent of police Vinod Singh suspended two policemen, including station in-charge Aditya Kumar Yadav.

A police official said a probe has also been ordered into the matter and if any police personnel were found to be guilty of torture, which may have abetted the suicide, strict action would be taken against the accused personnel.