A youth accused of theft allegedly consumed poison under mysterious circumstance at a police station in Agartala.He was earlier picked up in connection with the theft of a motorcycle from the house of gymnastic icon Dipa Karmakar.Sources in the police said Khitish Sarkar, 22, was brought to the West Agartala Police Station from jail for the second time following a court order.Critical conditionOn Sunday, a police team took Mr Sarkar in a semi-conscious condition to the IGM Hospital from where he was shifted to G.B. Hospital. His condition remains critical, a doctor who attended him said.The police station in charge, Narayan Saha, denied that the accused consumed poison or he was subject to any form of torture.“We took him to hospital after he started complaining of severe headache. Doctors later told us he was frothing from the mouth,” Mr Saha said on Monday.Probe soughtA senior activist of the Tripura Human Rights Organisation (THRO) demanded investigation probe to uncover the truth in the incident at the West Agartala Police Station.The group had earlier raised strong protests over custodial deaths at Bishalgarh and Kamalpur police stations in the State.
December 3, 2019