Police officers in India have been accused of murdering a man who was allegedly involved in a robbery in the western state of Maharashtra.
According to the state police, the man, named as Shabir, was shot in the head by an unidentified assailant at a waterhole on the outskirts of Pune on Monday evening.
Police said that Shabib was the accused in a case in which a 24-year-old man, Shoaib, was arrested in July after allegedly attacking two police constables.
Police in the state said Shoaub was the son of a local businessman, while Shabab’s father told the police that Shoaab had robbed the police station and fled to the nearby Pune city.
The suspect, Shabri, was rushed to a hospital, where he died on Tuesday.
The police have said Shabibi had also allegedly attempted to kill a police constable.
Police have also arrested three more suspects in the case, including a woman, who is in custody.
Shabibi’s family, however, have said the police are fabricating the story and have accused them of kidnapping him.
“Shabib’s mother has also told us that Shawaib was kidnapped by two men who kidnapped her son in Pune in August and raped him for a month,” Pune Police Commissioner Manoj Singh said.
Police say they have arrested two more suspects.