Undertrial dies in custody
A man, who was in police custody facing charges of uploading some objectionable photos in his WhatsApp group, died during treatment on October 9. Jamtara Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh said today the accused, identified as Minhaz, died during treatment.
The doctors treating him said he died of acute encephalitis at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi. Minhaz was arrested from Dighari under Narayanpur police station on charges of uploading five objectionable photos on October 2, and an FIR filed against him under sections 153/16, 295/295A, and 67 IT Act. Minhaz fell ill in police custody and was shifted to hospitals at
Narayanpur and Dhanbad before being admitted to RIMS. His mother, however, lodged a plaint with the Narayanpur police station alleging assault on her son.