The kin are demanding a government job of one of the family members and punishing those responsible immediately, before they accept the body.
Hundreds of villagers went on a rampage in Pranpur Police Station and damaged vehicles parked on the premises after 40-year-old Pramod Kumar Singh was found dead in the lockup.
Gujarat recorded the maximum deaths (22) in this category, followed by Maharashtra (15)
The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Monday granted four months to the trial court to complete trial in the Sathankulam custodial death case.
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However, the MIMB opined that the duo was in a suitable condition when they were remanded to judicial custody.
His statement gains significance given that TN saw a string of custodial deaths in the first half of 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simultaneously, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has been asked to provide additional information in the case within four weeks.
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.
The victim, suffering from sickle cell disease, was picked up on suspicion of theft and was allegedly tortured in custody.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
The bench said the present authority headed by the home secretary is in violation of the directions of the Supreme Court.
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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.