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Covid-19 lockdown: Man out to buy milk in West Bengal beaten up by police, dies, claims family

The Howrah City Police have refuted allegations that the man died of injuries after their lathicharge.

Covid-19 lockdown: Man out to buy milk in West Bengal beaten up by police, dies, claims family
Representational image: Policemen stop a motorist during a lockdown against the spread of COVID-19 in Siliguri on March 24. | Diptendu Datta/AFP

A 32-year-old man in West Bengal’s Howrah district died on Wednesday after he was allegedly beaten up by the police for violating lockdown guidelines, reported ABP Ananda. The incident occurred in Sankrail town’s Banipur locality when the man, identified as Lal Swami, went out to buy milk in the evening, his wife claimed.

Swami’s wife alleged that her husband was among the crowd that the police baton-charged. He was taken to a local hospital where doctors pronounced his death.

The Howrah City Police deputy commissioner has refuted allegations that Lal Swami died of injuries because of the lathicharge.

Rapid Action Force and police officials were deployed after the episode, as the situation became tense in the neighbourhood the man lived in.

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Chandragupta

even though I agree with the total lockdown. . as it decrease the speed of the virus been spread. some of the police go to an extreme measure . I mean. yes some people might be just roaming around just for fun. but there are those who need food and basic necessities to satisfy the family, For 21 days...

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Panchala

Police ko ek baar sunna chahiye public ka

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Jalebubai

let him die..can't he stay without drinking milk...mf

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