Roy D’Souza case: SHRC team conducts inquiry


Team Udayavani, Jul 3, 2021, 12:18 PM IST

Madikeri: An inquiry on the death of Roy D’Souza, who died allegedly due to police atrocity was conducted by the team, headed by DySP Keshav from the State Human Rights Commission.

The officials after aking up the investigation on a suo motu basis, gathered information from Roy’s mother Metilda Lobo, his brother Robin D’Souza and other witnesses, at the Inspection Bungalow.

Meanwhile, the CID team led by DySP Gopalakrishna conducted the ‘mahjar’ of the clothes worn by Roy D’Souza during the incident. The mahjar was held on the other side of the Inspection Bungalow.

Roy D’Souza was beaten to death, allegedly by policemen, for violating lockdown norms. A severely injured Roy was found lying in front of the town police station the next day. He breathed his last in the district hospital in Madikeri later.

Following the icident eight of them were also suspended.

Various organisations had demanded a high-level investigation into the case. In a major development connected to the case, eight police personnel were later suspended.

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