Police Inspector Sandesh Chodankar who is suspended in connection with the custodial death of Cipriano Fernandes, on Sunday sought police protection claiming that he fears for his life.
The suspended inspector claimed that two persons visited his ancestral house at Neugi Nagar in Panjim on Sunday to inspect the electricity meter claiming that he had complained that the same was not functioning properly.
However, the suspended inspector’s sister-in-law who was at home at that time, refused to allow the persons to enter the house as the meter was functioning well and no complaint was lodged about it.
The suspended inspector in his complaint stated that the action of the duo particularly as they sought to meet him, has made him suspect that the duo planned to attack him and hence has sought police protection.
The suspended inspector has also named two persons who is suspect being behind this development and Deputy Superintendent of Police Deo Banavlikar informed that a complaint under Sections 452 (criminal trespass0 and 120-B (conspiracy) has been registered.