Denied tea, accused bangs head against lock-up grill

Published: Dec 18, 2012, 08:28 IST | A Correspondent |

The police have registered a case of attempt to suicide after an arrested accused allegedly tried to kill himself by banging his head against the lock-up's iron grills at the Pimpri police station yesterday.

According to the police, Chikhali resident Bilal Khan (45), asked for a cup of tea and his demand was denied, after which he started banging his head against the grills, and even threatened the police that he would tell the judge in the court that they have tortured him while in police custody. 

Pimpri police had arrested Khan on Monday for sedating people with sugar cane juice and then fleeing with their valuables. “There are five cases registered against him at Pimpri police station, and on Monday we arrested him from Pimpri for sedating people with sugar cane juice and robbing them thereafter,” said Mohan Vidhate, police inspector at Pimpri police station. 

He said that when Khan was brought to the police station, during interrogations in the lock up, he demanded a cup of tea from police staff. His request, however, was not met. “Furious over the denial, he hit his head on the iron grill of the lock-up and started abusing the staff and also told us that he would tell the court that he was tortured by the police during the interrogation,” said Vidhate.

“We have booked him under section 309 (attempt to suicide) and he will be produced before the court tomorrow.” 

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