Custodial death

TN police receive President’s Colour, CM calls for end to custodial deaths

His statement gains significance given that TN saw a string of custodial deaths in the first half of 2022.

published on : 1st August 2022

Cops to be booked for murder 10 years after custodial death

Madras High Court has ordered the CB-CID to book police personnel, including an inspector, for murder and ordered the State government to recover the compensation from the accused.

published on : 31st July 2022

With one custodial death per week, AP stands 15th

According to the statistics provided by the ministry, Andhra Pradesh reported 48 cases of custodial deaths so far from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

published on : 29th July 2022

Custodial death: 59 transferred from Vadakara police station, four suspended

Family members of Sajeevan had alleged that he was badly beaten up by the officers, who also paid no heed to him after he fainted and lay on the floor for over 20 minutes.

published on : 27th July 2022

CBI court in Kerala discharges two cops in 2010 Sampath custodial death case

He was taken to Riverside Cottage at Malampuzha where he was allegedly tortured. After his death, the accused persons changed the details of the arrest record. 

published on : 18th July 2022

NHRC seeks report from Bargarh Collector, police over custodial death

Simultaneously, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has been asked to provide additional information in the case within four weeks.

published on : 5th July 2022

Only 12 cases of custodial deaths genuine: TN DGP

Only 12 among the 80 custodial death cases registered in Tamil Nadu in the last decade were genuine cases, said Director General of Police (DGP) Dr C Sylendra Babu on Saturday.

published on : 3rd July 2022

Odisha: Custody ‘torture’ puts Bonai police under scanner

The victim, suffering from sickle cell disease, was picked up on suspicion of theft and was allegedly tortured in custody. 

published on : 20th June 2022

Kodungaiyur custodial death: 'Autopsy found no torture', says senior Chennai police officer

Additional Commissioner of Police (North) TS Anbu said that the cause of death was not police torture and that the deceased had sustained the injuries before being brought into custody.

published on : 16th June 2022

Kodungaiyur custodial death: Family claims injuries on body, SHRC orders report from Chennai top cop

Although police claimed they had picked up Rajasekar for questioning in a jewellery theft case on Saturday morning, his family claimed he was taken into custody on Sunday morning.

published on : 14th June 2022

Man remanded in Nagapattinam sub jail dies due to 'alcohol withdrawal'

He was produced before a magistrate and remanded to the Nagapattinam sub jail for judicial custody but fell 'ill' and was admitted to the Nagapattinam Government General Hospital on June 10.

published on : 14th June 2022

33-year-old dies in police custody; Tamil Nadu CB-CID to probe

According to sources, Rajasekar, a native of Alamathi village in Thiruvallur district, was taken into custody the Kodungaiyur police from Manali on Saturday in connection with a theft case.

published on : 13th June 2022

TN custodial deaths show cops are becoming mad, they beat until a person is dead: Madras HC

The bench said the present authority headed by the home secretary is in violation of the directions of the Supreme Court.

published on : 12th June 2022

Custodial deaths show police are becoming mad: Madras HC

Why is TN afraid of ex-judge heading police complaints panel, asks HC

published on : 11th June 2022

Human rights activist moves NHRC over Nigerian's custodial death in Odisha

Human rights activist Akhand, in his petition to the National Human Rights Commission alleged that Odikpo died due to medical negligence and his body was left in the mortuary for 13 days.

published on : 9th June 2022

38 custodial deaths in Meghalaya since 2012: Government to HC 

The state government filed affidavits before the court mentioning the complete list of people dying in custody since 2012.

published on : 2nd June 2022

Assam: Oppn decries bulldozer 'revenge', BJP blames 'Jihadis' for burnt police station

Terming the attack on the police station as "an organised terrorist act", the ruling BJP claimed that 'trained jehadis' were involved in the arson. The saffron camp also welcomed the eviction drive.

published on : 23rd May 2022

SIT to probe police station arson; separate inquiry into 'custodial death': Assam DGP 

A separate probe has also been ordered into the alleged custodial death of a local resident, which triggered the attack on the police station, he said.

published on : 22nd May 2022

After fish trader’s custodial death, mob in Assam torches police station

The police had picked up Safikul Islam of the Salnabari area in the district on Friday night and demanded Rs 10000 besides a duck from him, the wife of the deceased alleged.

published on : 21st May 2022

Bail plea of policeman in Sathankulam case dismissed

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed a bail petition filed by P Raghu Ganesh, one of the policemen arrested in Sathankulam custodial death case.

published on : 19th May 2022
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