Ayub Khan dies after torture in police custody, officer charged with murder

New Delhi: 50-year-old Ayub Khan died on Tuesday evening after he was tortured at Quila police station in Haryana’s Panipat district. Three men including Assistant Sub Inspector Dharamvir have been arrested and a murder case has been registered against them.

District Superintendent of Police Shashank Kumar Sawan said on Tuesday evening that the preliminary investigation showed that Ayub Khan died in police custody after he was tortured by Dharamvir.

Sawan said that there were injuries on Khan’s body, adding that the police were waiting for a postmortem report.

Ayub Khan was a distant relative of a man who allegedly kidnapped a 22-year-old woman for marriage. A FIR filed by the woman’s family said that 25-year-old Irshad Khan had kidnapped her for marriage in May.

On Tuesday, ASI Dharamvir brought Ayub to enquire about Irshad’s whereabouts. Ayub’s family alleged ASI Dharamvir, along with Sumit and Sunil, woman’s relatives, tortured him after which he died in the evening.

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