ASI, constable suspended over thrashing of youth in train case

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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Mar. 31 (ANI): The Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Government Railway Police (GRP K.S Jadhon, Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) Anil Ray and a constable Madhusudan were suspended on Thursday in a case where a man was tied to a train’s window and beaten up following an altercation over his father drinking water that belonged to a fellow passenger.

The incident took place yesterday in Itarsi district of Madhya Pradesh.

The GRP added section 307, section 153 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) RPUP Act in the FIR.

Earlier, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the Railway Board Chairman and the Director General of Police of Madhya Pradesh over an incident.

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The commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports stating that the boy mercilessly thrashed for hours while no action was taken by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) or the Government Railway Police (GRP) to save him.

The victim, Sumit, reportedly had an altercation over drinking water from the bottle of a fellow passenger.

Thereafter, a group of three beat and hanged him upside down out of the window of the fast moving train for nearly four hours covering a distance of about 272 kilometers from Jabalpur to Itarasi.

They did not stop at this only and continued to beat him mercilessly at every station till some vendors saved him from their clutches.

Allegedly, the group of passengers, who beat Sumit, was travelling from Patna to Mumbai to appear in a competitive examination.

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The police had lodged an FIR against three persons in this regard. (ANI)

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