Shahjahanpur, 16th December 2022: A youngster caught on charges of mobile theft set fire to himself in the GRP lockup. By the time the policemen extinguished the fire, his chest and hands were burnt. He has been admitted to the Medical College. While taking prompt action, GRP Pooja Yadav has suspended Inspector-in-charge Ramshay and constable Atmaprakash. IG GRP Satyendra Kumar also reached the police station and took the information.
Rahman, a resident of Gadiyana Mohalla, had come to the railway junction on Thursday morning with his wife, Chanda. He had to make a reservation for brother Guddu living in Mumbai. Nitin, a resident of Neemgaon, Lakhimpur Kheri, was sleeping on the floor near the reservation counter. When he woke up after some time, his mobile was missing from his pants. He informed the GRP about the missing mobile.
When the CCTV footage was seen, Rahman was seen taking the phone. The GRP immediately caught him near the counter. The mobile was also recovered from him. He was caught and put in jail. Since then, he was being questioned. On Friday afternoon, Rahman took out a matchbox from the bag of another prisoner kept in the police station. After that, he went to the toilet built in the lock-up and set fire to his clothes kept there.
Hearing her screams, the officers reached inside and extinguished the fire. GRP in-charge Inspector Ram Sahai said that incidents of mobile theft were continuously coming to the fore at the station. That’s why Rahman was stopped for questioning. SP GRP Pooja Yadav is also reaching the police station.