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Youth dies in Gujarat police custody

Vadodara(Gujarat): A youth, who had been picked up by city police for questioning in a betting case, allegedly died during custody, police said today.The youth identified as Sajid Sheikh died while he was in the
PTI January 26, 2014 9:22 IST
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Vadodara(Gujarat): A youth, who had been picked up by city police for questioning in a betting case, allegedly died during custody, police said today.

The youth identified as Sajid Sheikh died while he was in the lockup of Pani Gate police station here yesterday.

"Post-mortem was conducted on the body and we are now waiting for the report. Only then we will come to know the reason behind his death," Deputy Police Commissioner Dipankar Trivedi told PTI.

Sheikh's family members have alleged that he died as he was beaten up by police during the custody.

The police, however,  denied the allegation.

The brother of the deceased, Munavar Sheikh, said, "My brother was wrongly detained. He was into the business of painting and was not into betting. His death is unnatural and he was healthy and fine."