Salman Khan house firing: Family of deceased accused alleges he was killed by police

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May 2,2024 11:57 AM
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The family of Anuj Thapan, a person accused in the case related to the gunfire outside Salman Khan's house, who died by "suicide" in police custody, has alleged that he was "killed" by the police.

Fazilka (Punjab) [India], May 1 (HBTV): The family of Anuj Thapan, a person accused in the case related to the gunfire outside movie star Salman Khan's house, who died by "suicide" in police custody, has alleged that he was "killed" by the police.  

The family also demanded that his post-mortem should be conducted outside Mumbai. 

Abhishek Thapan, the brother of the deceased accused said that Anuj couldn't have committed suicide and demanded 'justice'.  

"Anuj was taken by Mumbai Police from Sangrur 6-7 days ago. Today, we received a call that Anuj had committed suicide. He was not the kind who could have committed suicide. He was murdered by police. We want justice. He worked as a truck helper," Abhishek Thapan said.

Speaking to ANI, the Sarpanch (village head) of the deceased's native village, Manoj Godara, said the case was suspicious from the beginning.      

‘They were two brothers, one sister, and a mother. They don't have a father. Anuj used to work as a helper to a truck driver. He was taken by Mumbai Police without informing the Panchayat. The family was only informed 1-2 days later. We all know how much security is there in police custody,’ he said. 

"On one side is superstar Salman Khan and on the other side are the laborers. Under pressure, they have killed him and framed it as a suicide," he added.  

Earlier in the day, Mumbai Police informed that Thapan allegedly attempted suicide and hung himself inside the lock-up. He was taken to the nearest hospital, where he was declared dead.  He was allegedly one of the arms suppliers in the firing case.   

The police stated that state CID is investigating the alleged suicide case.  

The Sarpanch has demanded that the post-mortem on Anuj Thapan's body should be done outside Mumbai. 

(ANI) This is a syndicated news feed. HBTV has edited it for clarity.