Barely two months after the brutal killing of four persons in Forbesganj, some policemen in Muzaffarpur August
50-year-old Mohammad Shamsuddin to death in full public glare.
A group of policemen of Town and
Mithanpura police stations mercilessly assaulted Shamsuddin (50),
who stitches clothes in a makeshift shop beside the gate of Dharam
Samaj Sanskrit College in Kanhauli Dih area of Muzaffarpur town
just before Friday prayers August 05.
Available reports state that two
local youths, Mohsin and Chunnu, were sitting at a shop near
Madarsa Jamia Nooria Merajul Uloom in Kanhauli Dih when two
persons Ranjeet and Pintu from nearby P&T Colony came and took
them to nearby Sanskrit College. As soon as they entered the
college campus, four people who were already there pounced on them
and began beating them mercilessly. The four assaulters were
policemen from two police stations.
When they cried for help, Shamsuddin
rushed to the spot and tried to stop the assaulting cops from
beating the youths. The cops left the youths and pounced on
Shamsuddin and beat him mercilessly. Shamsuddin suffered severe
head injuries and died on the spot.
As the news about Shamsuddin’s death
spread, the villagers gathered and chased the policemen. They
managed to flee the spot but the angry villagers set a motorbike
of a policeman on fire.
At the same time, District
Magistrate (DM) Santosh Kumar Mall and Senior Superintendent of
Police (SSP) Rajesh Kumar rushed to the spot with reinforcement.
They were followed by zonal Inspector-General (IG) of police
Gupteshwar Pandey and the Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of police
Bacchu Singh Meena.
According to reports, IG announced
that probationary sub-inspector (PSI) Sailendra Kumar Singh of
Town police station would be dismissed from police service. A
named FIR would be lodged against him and the erring cops, who
were with the police team.
He added that a speedy trial would
be conducted for those found guilty. The DM provided Rs 10,000 to
conduct the funeral and other expenses. As the villagers put
pressure for more compensation amount the DM is said to have
recommended a compensation of Rs 5 lakh from the state government.
The DM said he has requested the
home secretary, Amir Subhani, to provide compensation as the
deceased hailed from a below poverty line family.