Guwahati, August 8 : A youth, who was arrested on the charge of blackmailing few girls had allegedly committed suicide after escaping from police custody at Panikhaiti area, outskirts of Assam’s capital city Guwahati on Wednesday.
According to the reports, the youth identified as 23-year-old Chandan Bharali was arrested by the Guwahati city police from Panikhaiti area in a blackmailing case and lodged in lock-up at Panikhaiti police outpost.
On Wednesday morning, the youth was found hanging by the neck from a tree near the police outpost.
The dead body was recovered within just 150 meter from the police outpost from where he allegedly escaped.
Some local media reported that, the youth hailing from Chhaygaon area in Kamrup (Rural) district had allegedly posted some obscene photographs of a girl in the social media and the guardian of the girl had lodged a complaint at Panikhaiti police outpost.
Meanwhile, the District Magistrate of Kamrup (Metro) district had ordered for an enquiry into the incident.
The Chandrapur circle officer has been entrusted to cause an enquiry to find out the circumstances leading to the death of the youth and asked him to submit the reports within 15 days.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)