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Mentally-challenged man succumbs to injuries after being thrashed by cops


Team Udayavani, Jun 13, 2021, 9:34 AM IST

Madikeri: The mentally challenged man died after he was allegedly beaten up by the Virajpet Police.

The deceased is Roy D’Souza, a mentally challenged epileptic patient. He was allegedly assaulted by the cops after the former was found roaming the streets with a knife in his hand.

The police claimed that Roy attacked a constable on the main road, which led the police team to take him into custody, where he was beaten black and blue and handed over to the family after three hours.

After the release, Roy developed serious health issues and was being treated on a ventilator in Madikeri Hospital where he breathed his last on Saturday, June 12.

Following the incident, the Virajpet residents supported by Congress members protested in front of the police station even as protestors were barred from entering the station.

Meanwhile, IGP Madhukar arrived in Kodagu to inquire into the case.

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