New Delhi: The National Human Rights
Commission (NHRC) on Thursday sought reports from Union Home
Ministry and Chhattisgarh Police on basis of a media report
about a suspected Maoist committing suicide while in custody.
The notice seeking the reports within four weeks was
issued to DGP of Chhattisgarh Police and Union Home Secretary
after taking suo motu cognizance of the media report claiming
that a suspected Naxalite took his own life in a police
station in Dantewada on January 13.
The DGP has also been directed to send copies of the
inquest report, postmortem report and magisterial enquiry
Pudiyami Mada, a suspected Naxal who was apprehended by a
CRPF, allegedly committed suicide in the night at the Sukma
police station in Dantewada.
The Sukma police station diary recorded that the Pudiyami
was nabbed by a CRPF team that same morning and handed over to
the police. The police, however, claimed that CRPF personnel
had nabbed Pudiyami a few days earlier.
The relatives of the deceased also alleged that the
deceased was missing since Monday.
The medical test of the victim showed abrasions and
swellings in certain parts of the body, the NHRC said quoting
the media report.