N Moses : “Dalit Youth Dies After Alleged Police Torture: Investigation Underway”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : A young Dalit man, who set himself on fire in protest against alleged police brutality, tragically passed away at a hospital in Guntur on Tuesday. The victim, identified as N Moses, was a distance learning student pursuing a degree course. The incident took place on December 5 when Moses and his friends were taken into custody by the Yerragondapalem police for their alleged involvement in a group clash near Rallavagu on Yerragondapalem-Macherla Road.

According to reports, the police not only subjected the 19-year-old to verbal abuse but also physically assaulted him. The following day, Moses and his parents were summoned to the police station, where the officers allegedly mistreated his father and assaulted Moses once again. Feeling humiliated, the teenager took the extreme step of self-immolation in front of the Yerragondapalem police station on December 6.

Unable to bear the excruciating pain, Moses then jumped into a water tank located near the police station. He was immediately rushed to the Markapur Government Hospital for treatment. Distraught by the news, Moses’ relatives staged a protest outside the police station. Subsequently, he was transferred to a private hospital in Guntur, where he sadly succumbed to his injuries.

The news of Moses’ death has sparked tension in Yerragondapalem, with his family members and relatives staging a demonstration, holding the police responsible for his untimely demise. Yerragondapalem MLA and Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD), Audimulapu Suresh, expressed his profound grief over the incident and assured the bereaved family of full support from the government. Suresh also issued a stern warning to the police officers involved, stating that strict action would be taken against them. A case has been registered, and an investigation is currently underway.

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