Police drove couple to suicide, say Dalit organisations

Feb 01 Dalit organisations on Thursday staged a dharna demanding action against the Ibramhimpatnam police for allegedly harassing a couple from Navuluru village in Mangalagiri mandal and ‘driving them to commit suicide’.

MLA Mangalagiri Alla Ramakrishna Reddy too joined the protest on the national highway.

AP Mala Mahanadu state convener Golla Arun Kumar alleged that Miriyala Kiran (25) and Helena (24) were harassed by the police over a civil case complaint lodged by some unemployed youth. Though the couple tried to pay back the amount they had collected from the youth for getting jobs, the police had allegedly harassed them. A couple of days back, they took them away from home to the Ibramhimpatnam police station, extracted a note and forced them to sign on a blank cheque.

The couple returned home late night and committed suicide by hanging in their house, he alleged. (Image: indiatimes.com) Credit

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