A case of death while in lockup has emerged from Thirumallashetty Police in Bengaluru outskirts. 

It is said that Muniyappa, aged 50, was picked up three days ago on suspicion that he had stolen liquor from a wine store in a nearby village. Parents also allege that he was detained illegally for three days. 

There are allegations that Muniyappa was tortured and humiliated and police made castiest remarks at him.

His body was found in an open well. 

The family alleges that Muniyappa's body was dumped in the well by police. 

Sources say that newly appointed MLA Sharath Bache Gowda intervened to get an FIR registered in this connection, following which both cops absconded.

According to reports four police officers have been suspended with regard to the case.