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Elderly man dies after police take his grandson into custody

Elderly man dies after police   take his grandson into custody

Mumbai: A 70-year-old man died apparently due to shock after his minor grandson was taken into custody by police in connection with a stone pelting incident in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra, an official said Thursday.

Dattu Ganpati More died immediately after police apprehended his grandson from their house in Telmod village in Umarga taluka late on Wednesday night, the official said.

More's grandson was held as part of the operation launched to catch those allegedly involved in pelting stones at a police vehicle, he added.

"More's grandson and some other persons were found involved in hurling stones at a police vehicle over its alleged delay in reaching the spot of a car accident in which three people had died. The accident had taken place on Sunday," the official said.

The stone-pelters had later escaped from the spot. The police had registered an offence against a group of at least 25 persons, including More's minor grandson.

"As part of the combing operation, a police team went to Dattu More's house late Wednesday night and took his grandson into custody. However, apparently shocked over the apprehension of the minor, More collapsed on the ground," the official said. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead before admission, he added.

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