Slain SHO Ashwini Kumar daughter asks for CBI probe: Station House Officer of Kishanganj Police Station Ashwini Kumar was allegedly beaten to death during a raid in Dinajpur, West Bengal on April 10. On April 12, his daughter demanded a CBI investigation in the incident, alleging that there was a bigger conspiracy at play.
SHO Ashwini Kumar was allegedly thrashed and beaten to death during a riot in West Bengal's Dinajpur, by a mob, where he had gone to the village in connection with an investigation regarding the theft of a bike that was registered in Kishanganj.
A team of police personnel from the Panijpara output then later took Kumar's body to the Islampur Sadar Hospital where the doctors declared that the police officer was dead. The body of the deceased was then taken to Kishanganj police lines for post-mortem, following which it was to be handed over to his family.
However, the police officer’s family refused to take the body after he was accorded a gun salute at the police lines following the post-mortem. Kumar’s family allegedly claimed that there has been a conspiracy regarding his death. Kumar's mother too passed away from the shock of his death on Saturday. Her cremation was held alongside that of her son on Sunday, April 11 in Purnia village.
This is a conspiracy & I demand CBI probe. They left my father alone despite having guns. Not only circle inspector Manish Kumar, but all those who ran away should be punished. My grandmother also died of shock after my father’s death: Daughter of slain SHO Ashwini Kumar (11.04) pic.twitter.com/JhNcoCpNuG— ANI (@ANI) April 12, 2021
Speaking to ANI, Kumar's daughter alleged conspiracy his death. "They left my father alone despite having guns. Not only circle inspector Manish Kumar, but all those who ran away should be punished," she said.
The deceased’s daughter demanded an investigation into Manish Kumar, who was a circle inspector present with SHO Ashwini Kumar at the time of the incident and demanded punishment for him and others.
The West Bengal police have made three arrests in connection with the incident of SHO Ashwini Kumar’s death. Officials have said that the arrested people have been identified as Firoze Alam, Abuzar Alam, and Sahinur Khatoon.
Kumar is survived by his wife and three children.
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