Employee dies in Dial 100 vehicle on way to police station



Judicial probe ordered after incident comes to light

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal A Mantralya employee who was allegedly creating ruckus in inebriated state died in Dial 100 vehicle while he was being taken to the police station. Deceased’s family members have alleged the police beat him up brutally leading to his death. The judicial probe into the incident is being conducted by JFMC Parth Shankar Mishra. The incident took place at Shivaji Nagar Six No. Stop under Habibganj police station at about 11.30 pm on Wednesday. According to the information received from the Habibganj police, Anant Verma, 48, lived along with his family at Machna Colony, Shivaji Nagar. He worked as LDC with the Revenue Department. On Wednesday he went to attend a party along with his son Devesh Verma. There Anant Verma and his son Devesh consumed liquor and started quarreling. They reached their home at about 11.30 pm but continued to fight. The neighbours informed the police as the duo could not be pacified. After this the Charlie team tried to pacify them but failed. Subsequently Dial 100 staff took Anant Verma and his son Devesh to the police station. It is reported that on reaching the police station Anant Verma suffered a heart attack. The cops then took him to the JP Hospital but he passed away on way. Police station in-charge Virendra Singh Chauhan said deceased Anant Verma used to consume lot of liquor due to which he suffered from heart disease. Chauhan said Anant Verma was under treatment for the same. The documents of his illness show that his 80 percent arteries had blocked. However, Anant Verma’s family members said there were marks of physical assault on his body and blood marks on chest. The kin said Devesh was kept at the police station while he should have also been taken to the hospital. This shows the cops thrashed Anant Verma on way to hospital. DIG Dharmendra Chaudhary said he has ordered probe into the incident as demanded by the family members.