According to locals and the woman’s family, the police were conducting a raid to investigate illegal alcohol production.
Though the need for serious police reform has been raised again and again, there seems to be no political will to do anything about it.
A number of students and two journalists were injured in a lathi charge by the police on Saturday night, after which the chief minister asked the divisional commissioner to file a report.
Despite a high court order, the local police station refused to file an FIR. The case has now been transferred to a different station.
The firebrand leader said he could not justify last week’s high-profile killing of a high school student and that the police responsible would face justice.
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