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Gujarat: 61 people died in police custody in 5 years

 As many as 61 persons died during police custody in the last five years, the Gujarat government today informed the state Legislative Assembly.



Gandhinagar: As many as 61 persons died during police custody in the last five years, the Gujarat government today informed the state Legislative Assembly.

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel said this while replying to Congress MLA from Amreli, Paresh Dhanani who had sought details about custodial deaths.

In her written reply, Patel stated that a total of 61 persons have died in police custody in the last five years (as on November-2014).
Out of these, thirty died a natural death, while thirty others committed suicide.

Surat city registered seven deaths in police custody, including four suicide cases.

Others include Banaskantha district (five deaths) Ahmedabad city (four deaths), Anand (three), Morbi (three), Bhavnagar (three) and Kutch-West (three).

From Zee News

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