A Muslim man accused of kidnapping a Hindu woman died in police custody in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj district on Tuesday evening, The Times of India reported.

The police claimed that the man, 22-year-old Altaf, hanged himself to a tap in the police station washroom with the drawstring of his jacket hood. But the man’s family has alleged that he was murdered in custody.

Altaf’s father, Caahat Miyan, said that he handed over his son to the police at 8 pm on Monday, and subsequently went to the police station to get more details and a copy of the first information report. Caahat Miyan claimed that police personnel misbehaved with him and warned him not to come to the station again.


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