Telangana: 35-year-old Abdul Mannan dies in police custody

Hyderabad: Five youths when they were going on business trip on 27th April, Warangal Police arrested them at Hasanparthy. The police took them to an unknown place and searched their belongings. Police also told them to show their identity cards. All the youths presented their Aadhaar cards. Despite producing the relevant documents, they were again taken to an unknown place and a search was made. The police used abusive language and harassed them.

Meanwhile, another police team searched the room in their house and made enquiries about them from the neighbours.
The arrested youths were detained at the police station for five hours. They were not given any thing to eat or drink. When they asked for water, an empty bottle was given to them.
During the interrogation, Mohammed Abdul Mannan (35) complained chest pain and requested the police to take him to a hospital but the police did not pay heed to his request.
Soon, Abdul Mannan got a heart attack. The police then took him to the Government Hospital, Warangal where he was declared brought dead.
Warangal Police is threatening the other youths namely; Mohammed Shahid, Mohammed Shehzad and Mohammed Shaheed not to reveal the fact that Abdul Mannan died in police custody.
However, the news of Mannan’s death had spread in Warangal like a wild fire. The local Muslims assembled at the hospital and registered their protest. They demanded a probe into the incident.
After the postmortem, police sent the body of the youth to his native place, Nola, Muzafarnagar, UP.
Blaming police, Maulana Hamid Mohammed Khan, Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami of Telangana demanded the government to investigate the case by a sitting judge of the High Court and arrest the police officials who are responsible for Mannan’s death.
Mr. Khan further told that such incidents are a part of an organized conspiracy to defame Government of Telangana.

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