Sensation prevails after a youth, who was arrested in a theft case, committed suicide in the lockup of Jorhat police station.

According to reports, the youth committed suicide by hanging.

The youth has been identified as Sabir Ansari.

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He was arrested from Dhakai Patty of Jorhat town on the basis of an FIR filed stating that Ansari was involved in stealing a mobile from a Muslim preacher.

The youth’s death during police custody has created a sensation in Jorhat.

The Jorhat Police took Ansari’s body to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) for conducting post-mortem.

Talking to the media, the deceased’s sister said Sabir was arrested on the basis of a complaint that he had stolen a mobile phone from a preacher.

She said Sabir was apprehended by locals and after assaulting him badly, he was handed over to the police in the morning on Tuesday.

Sabir’s sister said the preacher lodged a complaint with the police alleging that her brother had stolen his mobile phone.

She alleged that the police are responsible for her brother’s death and termed it a “murder”.

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