Kundapur, Jan 23, 2020: FIR has finally been registered against Kundapur Sub-Division ASP Hariram Shanker, Gangolli head constable Mohan Poojary and others in connection with the death of autorickshaw driver Rama Poojary allegedly due to police torture. The locals had staged a protest till midnight by placing Rama Poojary’s body in front of the station and demanding justice following which the FIR was lodged.
The suspicion is that the police who had forcibly taken Rama Poojary into their custody might have assaulted him grievously resulting in his death.
The body of Rama Poojary was found on the railway track at Neerkeri Kallangadi at Nagoor, Kirimanjeshwar. The police had taken him to custody in connection with a complaint by Umesh Shanbhag and his daughter Ashwini Shanbhag. Locals however allege that it was a false complaint.