Cops suspended in suspected custody death

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Three police officers in the southern province of Soc Trang have been suspended pending investigation into the death of a man who died shortly after nbeing released from police custody, VnExpress reported Sunday.

 

Tran Van Duong, head of Soc Trang province's police, said they are considering charges of "deliberately causing injuries leading to death" against some involved people, including Tran Van Khai, Vo Van Ut Deo, and Danh Nhan.

 

All of them worked at the Nga Nam District police station.

 

According to Nguyen Thanh Tam, deputy secretary of the Nga Nam Town's Party Unit, on March 30, Tran Van Du, 44, was escorted to the district police station for allegedly attacking his mother when he was drunk.

 

Du was released on the same day, and at around 11 p.m., he was found dead near the station.

 

An autopsy showed that he died from a ruptured liver and blood congestion in his abdomen, Tam said, adding that Du also had serious injuries on the back of his head.

 

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