NCP corporator’s family alleges custodial death

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Pune: The family members of nominated NCP corporator Kailash Girawale (55) of Ahmednagar, who died at Sassoon Hospital on Monday night, alleged that he was brutally beaten up in custody by the police. 

Girawale was first arrested on April 8 in connection with ransacking of the office of the Superintendent of Police (Ahmednagar), when MLA Sangram Jagtap was summoned there after the murder of two Shiv Sainiks. 

Pune: The family members of nominated NCP corporator Kailash Girawale (55) of Ahmednagar, who died at Sassoon Hospital on Monday night, alleged that he was brutally beaten up in custody by the police. 

Girawale was first arrested on April 8 in connection with ransacking of the office of the Superintendent of Police (Ahmednagar), when MLA Sangram Jagtap was summoned there after the murder of two Shiv Sainiks. 

After two days in police custody, Girawale was remanded in judicial custody and lodged in Nashik Central Jail. Later, another case was filed against him for illegal storage of fire crackers at his shop.

Girawale was produced before a court on April 14, and he was remanded in one day police custody. After he complained of being unwell, he was shifted to Sassoon Hospital, where he died at around 10 pm on Monday. 

His brother Babasaheb Girawale has lodged a complaint with the Bund Garden police alleging that he was tortured in police custody, which resulted in his death. Ahmednagar SP Ranjan Sharma said that Girawale died of a heart attack.

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