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Rape accused found dead at Baghpat jail

Baghpat, Social Times. On Saturday a rape accused lodged in a temporary jail died under mysterious circumstances.


Though the jail administration termed it a suicide, relatives of the dead have demanded a high-level probe, calling it an outcome of police harassment.


According to jailor Ravinder Kumar, Sushil, a resident of a village under the Chandinagar police station area, was found hanging in a bathroom at 4 am on Saturday.


He said Sushil was brought to the jail two days ago and was in a state of depression.


The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination, he said.


Meanwhile, on receiving the information, relatives of the dead reached the post-mortem house located at Baghpat District Hospital, alleging that Sushil died due to harassment by police and the negligence of the jail administration.


His family members demanded a high-level inquiry into the incident. Sushil was accused of raping an eight-year-old girl.