A staggering 111 deaths have taken place in the police lockups during the last eight months in the country, while 330 cases of torture by police have also been reported during the period.Dec 08, 2015, 16:17 PM IST
Altogether 82 people were killed in police custody this year so far, while 974 such deaths were reported in judicial custody, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.Dec 02, 2014, 16:11 PM IST
Observing that Maharashtra accounts for a large share of custodial deaths that occur in the country, the Bombay High Court Wednesday directed state government to install close circuit television cameras at all the police stations, so that entire building could be under surveillance.Aug 13, 2014, 21:34 PM IST
Observing that Maharashtra accounts for a large number of custodial deaths and that most of the victims belonged to the minority community, the Bombay High Court has said that it would take stern measures to curb such atrocities.Aug 01, 2014, 13:38 PM IST
Following the death of a youth over alleged police brutality, locals Monday created ruckus at Hansrajpur police outpost and torched a police jeep besides indulging in stone pelting.Apr 29, 2013, 15:38 PM IST
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Delhi government to pay Rs 7 lakh as monetary relief in three cases of deaths in judicial custody.Jan 09, 2013, 20:14 PM IST
A total of four custodial deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu since the AIADMK government took over, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said on Thursday.Mar 29, 2012, 18:15 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir government said there were 341 custodial deaths so far in the state
The National Human Rights Commission has registered more than 6000 intimations of
custodial deaths in the country in the last three years.
A leading Bangladeshi rights group said that it has recorded a custodial death in every three days on an average during the past nine months.Oct 03, 2010, 13:38 PM IST
A Supreme Court judge has
expressed the view that all cases of custodial deaths should
be investigated by an independent investigating agency like
The Delhi High Court has awarded a
compensation of Rs 6.54 lakh to the family members of an
accused who was killed in Tihar jail, saying it is not an
"uncommon phenomenon" in the capital`s prison.
A rights group Tuesday said that the number of custodial deaths in the country has increased by 41.66 percent since the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government came to power in 2004.Apr 13, 2010, 18:18 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh has achieved the
dubious distinction of reporting maximum number of custody
deaths this year as 232 people have died in the police
stations of the state.