Hyderabad: A 62-year-old retired fireman died during a scuffle with two policemen late on Monday night, with the Meerpet police on Tuesday booking a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against both the cops.
According to the police, head constable Mohammad Khaleed and homeguard S Lokesh were booked after the death of Satish Kumar, a resident of Lalitha Nagar in Karmanghat. The duo had entered into an argument with Satish Kumar when they attempted to stop the music played by a disc jockey during the marriage function of Kumar’s niece around 11 p.m. on Monday.
Police said Khaleed and Lokesh had reached the residence of Kumar’s brother after they reportedly received a complaint from other local residents over the loud music that was played at the marriage party. As they were asking the DJ to switch off the music, Kumar intervened, and an argument ensued. Suddenly, Kumar became unconscious and collapsed, police said, adding that he was taken to a private hospital nearby where the doctors declared him brought dead. Police, who shifted the body later to the Osmania General Hospital morgue for autopsy, said he was suspected to have died due to a cardiac arrest.
According to N. Ch. Ranga Swamy, Inspector, Meerpet, a case under Section 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC was registered against Khaleed and Lokesh, based on a complaint lodged by Kumar’s relatives, while a case was registered against Kumar’s relatives under Section 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of IPC. The DJ has also been booked under the City Police Act for creating nuisance.