Jammu, Aug 25: A 24 yr old boy who was on interim bail in POSCO case on Tuesday jumped from river Tawi bridge and committed suicide alleging harrasment in the hands of police and health department.
As per his lawyer, Y M Khan, a youth identified as Akshay Kumar, who was on interim bail since March 13, his bail was rejected and the court ordered his arrest.
“The court ordered his arrest after rejecting application seeking extension of his bail period and termed it culprit in POSCO case,” said the lawyer.
He said that he (deceased) before jumping from the bridge, shot his video and circulated to his friends and the lawyer also wherein he alleged that the Court directed the police to get his Covid test done before lodging into the jail.
“As per him, he produced himself produced before the police but the concerned SHO of police station Janipur, allegedly harrassed him and sent for COVID19 test, which was not conducted by hospital staff without police presence,” said the advocate.
He however, rued that if police would have taken him to the hospital for the test, he would have been alive and not taken an extreme step as he was already in distress.
Meanwhile police and SDRF teams rushed to the spot on receiving information about the incident and launched operation to recover his body from river waters.