Security guard dies days after arrest

Surat: A 50-year-old security guard who was arrested under Prohibition Act on September 1, died of brain haemorrhage at New Civil Hospital (NCH) in Surat on Monday morning. The family members of the deceased Shivsingh Tomar alleged that he was tortured in police custody after his arrest and refused to accept his body for cremation.
However, after the intervention of senior police officials and assurance of a thorough investigation, Tomar’s family accepted his body which will be taken to his native place in Muraina, Madhya Pradesh, for cremation.
Tomar, who works as a security guard at a diamond unit was arrested on September 1 under Prohibition Act and later released on bail the next day. “On September 3, Tomar went to get back his mobile phone and cash from the cops. After returning from the police station Tomar’s health deteriorated and was taken to NCH where doctors claimed that he had suffered brain haemorrhage,” Tomar’s nephew Satish told TOI.
Tomar was put on ventilator on September 3, but he did not respond to treatment and succumbed on Monday, said Satish.

He alleged that his uncle was tortured while in police custody. The family had also submitted a written application on September 4 alleging torture by cops. Police have assured action based on postmortem report, said Satish.
“A day after his release, Tomar came to collect his phone.

He was normal when he left the police station, it is seen in the CCTV footage.

Postmortem confirmed that the man died due to brain haemorrhage because of high blood pressure,” said Sajjansinh Parmar, deputy commissioner of police, zone I.


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