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55-year-old jumps to death from police station balcony

New Delhi: A 55-year-old man jumped to death from the balcony of Bawana police station on Sunday. Police said that he was called in the police station for routine inquiry about his son's whereabouts. The law enforcement agency has taken action against police personnel for negligence. The investigating agency has also denied any claims of harassment from their side.

Police identified the deceased as Balraj Singh, who lived with his family in the Outer North area. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer-North) Gaurav Sharma said that his son was involved in a murder case and two attempts to murder cases. "We have told him to inform police once he got in touch with his son," said Gaurav Sharma adding that deceased's son was declared a proclaimed offender. His son-in-law was also present during the enquiry at police station.

Police further said that the incident was reported on Sunday evening when Balraj, instead of going home, jumped from the third floor of the police station.

The police on duty took him to the nearest hospital, but he succumbed to injuries on the way. Deceased wanted to drink water for which he went to the other floor and took the extreme step. The DCP said as per information judicial magistrate was informed about the incident and a separate inquiry has been initiated by him. "We have no custody of the deceased," added police."The action has been initiated against one constable for lapse of duty. He should have escorted deceased while he went for drinking water," said DCP Outer North adding that no case has been registered. The SDM is conducting the inquest proceeding. "We have also recorded the deceased's son-in-law statement during the enquiry. All procedure is going on," added DCP Outer North. However, Balraj's family said that police negligent conduct and cruelty during questioning led Balraj to take the extreme step. The deceased's family may plan to file a police complaint against staffers at Bawana police station.

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