The police in central Assam’s Jorhat town said that suspected bookie Palash Barua, a TB patient in his 20s, died at the local medical college hospital.
He had developed health complications at Jorhat district jail where he was lodged for running the betting racket in Mariani town, bordering Nagaland.
Barua’s family members alleged the police had beaten him up at the Mariani police station lock-up after arresting him on May 18. He was arrested with 7 others for running the betting racket worth at least Rs. 65 lakh during this season’s tournament.
On Monday, Barua’s family lodged a complaint against experimental Indian Police Service officer Satyabrata Rai Medhi, Mariani police station officer in-charge Musfiq Ali and the Jorhat district jail superintendent, charging them of assault and negligence.