According to Giridih’s Superintendent of Police Amit Redhu, the family has made the allegation.That during the raid the four-day-old boy was crushed to death by the boots of the police.during the raid. However, Renu stated that there were no external injuries found on the baby’s body, and the cause of death will be determined after the post-mortem examination, reported PTI.
“I managed to flee when the police came knocking around 3.20 am today. My other family members also moved out. The child was sleeping on a bed inside one of the rooms. The policemen stepped on to the bed looking for me and trampled the child. When my family members went inside the room later, they saw the child dead,” Bhushan Pandey was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
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A team of doctors will conduct the autopsy, and a magistrate will supervise the process with proper videography. The police officer added that they currently have no information that any police officer had caused harm to the infant. Once the postmortem report comes, the police will be able to establish what exactly happened.
Four to five police personnel went to execute non-bailable warrants against Bhushan Pandey, the grandfather of the deceased infant, and another person. Following the incident, a video went viral in which a person, believed to be Bhushan Pandey, claimed that the police officers raided their house at 3:20 am and forced their way in when they refused to open the door. He stated that the baby was sleeping in the house when the officers started searching it, leading to the infant’s death.Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren has ordered an investigation into the matter. “Kindly investigate the said matter and inform while taking action,” Soren tweeted, tagging the Jharkhand Police, Giridih Police, and Giridih DC.The police officers involved will face consequences if the allegations are found to be true, according to Renu.(With inputs from PTI.)