An appeal has been filed in the Chattisgarh High Court for a high-level inquiry into the case of death of a young man under police custody, accused of theft in the Sarakanda area .
Hearing the case, the Division Bench of Chief Justice PR Ramanchandra Menon and Justice PP Sahu asked the state government to conduct the examination of the PM report by an expert and submit the report therein . The case will be heard after four weeks.
Deepak alias Chottu Yadav (22 years), resident of Melapara in Chantidih, Sarkanda police station area, died in police custody in 2016. Questioning the son’s death, his mother Ushabai Yadav has Challenged the High Court’s decision of the single bench in the Division Bench.
The petitioner’s lawyer Lavkush Sahu has said that according to the police, in 2016, the 22-year-old Chottu Yadav was caught red-handed while stealing in a house in Songanga Colony. The locals had caught him and informed the police.
Police was returning to the police station after taking Chottu into custody. On the way, he escaped from police custody. Then his body was found in the well shortly. Police said that he died by jumping into a well while running away , alleged the Councel.
The petitioner states that the son has a suspicious death. He is accused of murder. There was a demand for a high-level inquiry into the matter.
Chhotu’s mother petition was rejected by a single bench of the High Court. She then appealed to the Chief Justice PR Ramachandra Menon’s Division bench. The case has questioned the investigation report.
The petitioner’s lawyer Sahu has objected to the PM report in the court. He says that the PM report mentions death due to drowning in water. But the amount of water in lungs and stomach of the deceased has been found very less. In this case, death due to drowning is suspected.
Dissatisfied with the response of the government in this case, the court has asked to submit the reply in four weeks along with the examination of the PM report and the investigation report of the expert.