Kochi: A youth allegedly died in police custody in Cheranellur here.
Shaheer, who was taken into custody in connection with a stabbing case, is the dead youth.
The police version is that Shaheed had complained of uneasiness when he was taken into custody itself.
Following this, he was taken to Ernakulam General hospital and examined. It was found that he had consumed large amount of liquor.
Finding him unconscious on Thursday morning, the police took him to the hospital again.
According to hospital authorities, the death occurred during police custody.
However, police said that they had not assaulted Shaheer in any way.
Family members of Shaeer does not have any clarity on the incident. However, they want the truth to come out.