Mangaluru, July 5, 2015 : As per news reports, DK - PUCL - People’s Union for Civil Liberties President David Norbert D’Souza is said to have collapsed and died at the police station. The police were investigating into a family feud, at the Mangaluru Rural Police Station on July 2, night.
A police version states, D’Souza had accompanied his friend Stany Fernandes, to the police station for an inquiry in connection with a complaint by Cynthia Fernandes, wife of Stany. There was an altercation between David and Cynthia when the inquiry was going on by the ASI. The ASI, then put them before Inspector Pramod in the police station.
The altercation became heated and David it is alleged by police slapped Cynthia and her son. Inspector pramod asked David to cool down and not interfere in a family matter, a highly agitated David leveled accusations against the police too, and was sent out of the office room. He collapsed outside, Pramod stated to media. He was rushed to hospital, but was declared dead.
PUCL Retorts :
The well known P B D’Sa, former DK - PUCL President and presently national Vice-President of PUCL, speaking to media said that there was a reason to believe that police roughly man-handled David, who was 63 years old and the shock caused his death. He added that the hospital declared that David was brought dead. He also said that Stany, David’s friend who was present there, mentioned that he heard David’s loud cries out side.
The Police Commissioner S Murugan, denied that there was any wrong doing and David collapsed out side the office and was taken to hospital.