Punia demands CBI probe into Kanpur Dalit man's death

Kanpur: National Commission for Scheduled Castes Chairman P L Punia today demanded a CBI probe into the custodial death of a 26-year-old Dalit man.

Punia met the family of Kamal Valmiki, who was found dead at Ahirwan police station on Thursday under suspicious circumstances. He was picked up along with another man, Raju Mistri, in a case of loot.

"Kamal's family has alleged that the policemen had beaten him up with a steel rod and even gave him electric shocks. When he died, they hanged his dead body to show that he committed suicide," said Punia after meeting Kamal's family.

Even the post mortem report stated he died due to excessive use of force, Punia added.

Punia said that Kamal's family has demanded a probe by the CBI into his death and that all the 15 suspended policemen should be arrested on the charge of murder.