cbi: Kanpur Man’s Death Culpable Homicide, Not Murder: Cbi | Kanpur News

LUCKNOW: Evidence gathered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team probing the mysterious death of Kanpur businessman Manish Gupta at a hotel in Gorakhpur during a police raid does not suggest that it was a murder, and the accused cops would hence is likely to be charged with culpable homicide.
Sources said the CBI team carried out detailed probe, collected evidence and recorded the statements of the friends of the deceased Kanpur businessman present in the hotel room with him during police raid but the murder charge could not be supported, while there was no logical motive for the crime.
The CBI found that the cops had a heated argument with the businessman during which he fell and suffered fatal head injuries. Investigators though found evidence of ‘excessive use of power’ by the policemen and the chargesheet to be submitted soon will contain all details, sources added.
The CBI team found that though the businessman died following use of force, the sequence of events, nature of injuries, and absence of any possible motive does not suggest that the intention was to cause death.
On November 2, CBI had initially registered a case of murder against six cops, three named and three unidentified.
On September 27, Ramgarhtal inspector JN Singh, Phalmandi police post in-charge sub-inspector (SI) Akshay Mishra, SI Vijay Yadav and three other cops had allegedly barged into the hotel room where businessman Manish Gupta was staying with his friends for checking.
The cops allegedly thrashed them after an argument during which Gupta died. All the six cops named in the FIR are currently in jail.
A CBI officer privy to the probe said the sequence of events was examined by forensic experts to know the pattern and nature of injuries, while call detail records of all the accused cops were also checked to know if they had any prior connection with the victim but no link was found.
The CBI team also took Gupta’s friends Pradeep Chauhan and Hardeep Chauhan to the hotel and recreated the crime scene to match their statements to know what exactly took place inside the room on the fateful day.
The officer further said that the investigative agency will, however, recommend disciplinary action against senior Gorakhpur policemen who had commented on Gupta’s death.

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