Ranchi youth commits suicide in police lock-up

Ranchi (IANS) A 23-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging himself in the police station lock-up in Ranchi on Friday.

According to the police, Nesar Ansari was arrested on charges of theft. He was lodged in the police station lock-up. On early Friday, Nesar hanged himself in the bathroom of the lock-up.

Police said he tore a blanket and used it to hang himself. 

His family members have alleged that he was killed in the lock-up. The police had arrested Ansari on August 20 and not produced him in court. Police, however, have refuted the family's allegation.

Senior police officials have started a probe in the incident.

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