Chain-snatcher claims was beaten in police custody
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Naresh Kumar (26), accused of chain-snatching, was brought to the Government Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula on Thursday morning after he suffered injuries on his head and legs. He was arrested by the Detective staff on Wednesday night around 9 pm.
Deepak, Detective Staff said, "Naresh, a resident of Mauli Jagran, was wanted since April this year. Two cases are registered against him in Panchkula and he is suspected to have been involved in more than ten cases of chain snatching".
According to Police, Naresh banged his head against a wall on Thursday morning, causing self harm, before he was to be produced in the Court of a Judicial Magistrate. A case has been registered against him on grounds of attempt to suicide at Sector 20 police station.
In his statement to the Magistrate, however, Naresh alleged that he has been in police custody since the last 22 days and was beaten up during interrogation. The Magistrate has not recorded his written statement yet and he is to be presented before a judicial magistrate again on Friday. The doctor at the Government Hospital, who examined Naresh, said that he suffered multiple injuries and can be discharged only after Friday noon. "The injury on his head is from Thursday morning while those on his limbs are older. His X-ray and CT Scan results are normal," he said.
Police informed that they have been on a lookout for Naresh since his partner in crime, Bobby, was arrested in April. Bobby is in Police custody since the past three months.
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