Bhubaneswar: Shyamaghana Behera, Mahakalapada police station IIC in Kendrapara district has been placed under suspension for dereliction of duty, said an official on Sunday.
DGP RP Sharma suspended Behera for his gross negligence and dereliction of duty in connection with the death of one Abinash Paital (25) of Balanala village.
The youth picked by police over mobile theft escaped from the police station and later found dead.
During the suspension period, Behera will remain under the disciplinary control of IGP CR Cuttack.
DGP has instructed Kendrapara SP to take stringent disciplinary action against the police station staff whoever is found responsible for negligence and dereliction of duty in the case.