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Thief dies in police custody

India E News

Monday, August 21st, 2006

New Delhi – A thief who was beaten up by people died in the police custody in west Delhi area Monday, police said.

The victim, identified as Sonu, was caught by four men when he was attempting to break into a warehouse in Nangloi of west Delhi, police said.

Sonu was brutally beaten up before he was handed over to police, they said. Police rushed him to the Sanjay Gandhi hospital where he was declared brought dead.

‘We have conducted a medical examination of the man and the report is awaited,’ said Robin Hibu, deputy commissioner of police.

‘An independent inquiry in the incident has been ordered by the additional district magistrate and action would be taken on the basis of the report,’ added Hibu.