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Custodial deaths

111 died in police custody in eight months: Govt to Lok Sabha

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

82 killed in police custody, 974 in judicial till Nov 15: Govt

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

Preventing custodial deaths: Mumbai police stations to have CCTVs

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

Maharashtra HC clubs cases of custodial deaths

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

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

Custodial deaths: NHRC asks Delhi to pay Rs 7 lakh

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

‘Four custodial deaths since AIADMK govt took over’

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

341 custodial deaths in J&K since 1990

The Jammu and Kashmir government said there were 341 custodial deaths so far in the state
since 1990.

Mar 31, 2011, 17:58 PM IST

NHRC registers 6000 intimations of custodial deaths in 3 years

The National Human Rights Commission has registered more than 6000 intimations of
custodial deaths in the country in the last three years.

Nov 09, 2010, 18:25 PM IST

Custodial deaths continue in B`desh: Report

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

SC judge for CBI probe in custodial death cases

A Supreme Court judge has
expressed the view that all cases of custodial deaths should
be investigated by an independent investigating agency like
the CBI.

Aug 09, 2010, 20:52 PM IST

Custodial deaths not uncommon in Tihar: Delhi HC

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.

Jun 05, 2010, 20:40 PM IST

Custodial deaths rose 41.66 percent in UPA rule: ACHR

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

Average 5 custodial deaths every day in last 4 yrs, UP tops

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.

Dec 13, 2009, 11:15 AM IST