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March 31, 2019

Suspended police constable dies in custody

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Imphal, Mar 31: A constable of the Manipur police, who was suspended and arrested in connection with the escape of an undertrial prisoner, died in custody here, a senior police officer said Sunday.

A magisterial enquiry was ordered into the custodial death Manjur Ahmed and a police inspector was suspended, Director General of Police L M Khaute said.

Ahmed was found dead in an interrogation cell on Saturday.

He was arrested in connection with the escape of Thokchom Nando, a leader of proscribed militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), from the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences here on Tuesday, Khaute told PTI.

Nando was allegedly involved in the kidnap and murder of a young girl in November 2003.

The militant leader was admitted to the hospital following a court order in November last year.

The DGP said 10 persons were arrested so far in connection with the escape of Nando from the hospital.

Suspended police constable dies in custody

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