When a 32-year-old man stepped out of his home to buy milk during the coronavirus lockdown in Kolkata, little, did he know that he would be beaten to death by policemen?

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The victim's wife has alleged that he faced lathicharge when the police personnel were clearing a gathering on the streets.Twitter | Representational

The state police thrashed the man in West Bengal's Banipur Rajgung area of Howrah district after he went out to buy milk during the 21-day lockdown. He later passed away after the beating. His family has alleged he died of the injuries.

The man, identified as Lal Swami, a resident of the Banipur Rajgung area under Sankrail Police Station limits in Kolkata, was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead, reported ABP Ananda.

The victim's wife had alleged that he faced lathi charge when the police personnel were clearing a gathering on the streets. However, the Kolkata Police denied the allegation.

The state police claim that the man died after suffering from a cardiac arrest and that he was already suffering from heart ailments.

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