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6 Policemen Held In Connection With Custodial Death Of Vignesh

6 Policemen Held In Connection With Custodial Death Of Vignesh

On April 18, two young men - Vignesh and Suresh - were detained by the police here during a vehicle check, and ganja and liquor bottles were seized from the autorickshaw the duo was travelling in. They were taken to the Secretariat Colony police station and...

07 May 2022
Tamil Nadu: 3 Police Personnel Charged With Murder Charges Over Custodial Death

Tamil Nadu: 3 Police Personnel Charged With Murder Charges Over Custodial Death

The suspicious death probe has been altered to a case of murder today and the Crime Branch-CID would continue to probe, Stalin informed the House replying to a...

07 May 2022

348 Custodial Deaths In Last 3 Years, 230 Political Killings: Govt

According to data shared by the Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai on Tuesday, 136 people died in police custody in 2018, 112 in 2019 and 100 in...

US: Serial 'Dating Game Killer' Rodney James Alcala Dies In California

US: Serial 'Dating Game Killer' Rodney James Alcala Dies In California

Alcala was sentenced to death in 2010 for five slayings in California between 1977 and 1979, including that of a 12-year-old girl

25 July 2021

Only Seen In Fiction: Delhi HC Shocked By Murder Of Tihar Undertrial

The victim's father has filed a petition seeking Rs 5 crore as compensation for the custodial death of his son.

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24 January 2021
Gujarat Custodial Death Case: 4 Cops Suspended, Three On The Run

Gujarat Custodial Death Case: 4 Cops Suspended, Three On The Run

The victim, Arjan Gadhvi (30), died on January 19 while undergoing treatment at a government hospital after allegedly being tortured by police officers, when...


02 November 2020
Assam Man Dies 'In Custody' In Mizoram Escalating Tensions Between Two States

Assam Man Dies 'In Custody' In Mizoram Escalating Tensions Between Two States

Mizoram police claim incident has no connection with the present border standoff.


11 October 2020
Protest In Jharkhand Over Cop Giving Electric Shocks On Genitals Of Theft Accused

Protest In Jharkhand Over Cop Giving Electric Shocks On Genitals Of Theft Accused

Rajnikanth Dubey alleged he was beaten up and the SHO himself gave electric shocks on his private parts in the police station to make him confess to the crime.


21 September 2020
Farooq Abdullah Protests Against Custodial Killings And Fake Encounters In Kashmir

Farooq Abdullah Protests Against Custodial Killings And Fake Encounters In Kashmir

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and MP Hasnain Masoodi stood holding placards with pictures of men allegedly killed in fake encounters.


16 September 2020
Kashmir: Family Says Youth Killed In Police Custody, Cops Say He 'Escaped And Was Found Dead'

Kashmir: Family Says Youth Killed In Police Custody, Cops Say He 'Escaped And Was Found Dead'

Javid Ahmad said police claims are baseless and said his brother had no links with militants.


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08 September 2020
No Bail For Former Punjab DGP; High Court Rejects Saini’s Petition

No Bail For Former Punjab DGP; High Court Rejects Saini’s Petition

Sumedh Singh Saini is Punjab's former Director-General of Police who has been indicted in a three-decade-old custodial death case.



08 July 2020
Tamil Nadu Custodial Deaths: CBI Takes Over Probe, Registers 2 FIRs

Tamil Nadu Custodial Deaths: CBI Takes Over Probe, Registers 2 FIRs

Bennicks and Jeyaraj died on June 22 and 23, respectively after alleged torture by Sathankulam Police following their arrest on June 19.


04 July 2020
Opinion | India Must Adopt Zero-tolerance Policy For Torture And Death In Police Custody

Opinion | India Must Adopt Zero-tolerance Policy For Torture And Death In Police Custody

Police must focus more on its training to ensure improvement in methods of interrogation and behaviour with regular sensitisation programmes for the field...


04 July 2020
Khakis In Devil’s Pond

Khakis In Devil’s Pond

Custody death of a man and his son was India’s George Floyd moment


02 July 2020
Tamil Nadu Custodial Violence: 3 More Cops Arrested For Murder Of Father-Son Duo

Tamil Nadu Custodial Violence: 3 More Cops Arrested For Murder Of Father-Son Duo

P Jayaraj and his son Benicks, arrested for 'violating' lockdown norms over business hours of their cellphone shop, died at a hospital in Kovilpatti on June...


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01 July 2020
Tamil Nadu Custodial Violence Case: Six Booked On Murder Charges; Cop Arrested

Tamil Nadu Custodial Violence Case: Six Booked On Murder Charges; Cop Arrested

Sub Inspector Raghu Ganesh has been arrested by the Crime Branch of the CID and remanded to judicial custody.


28 June 2020
Tamil Nadu Govt To Transfer Probe Into Father-son Duo’s Custodial Death To CBI

Tamil Nadu Govt To Transfer Probe Into Father-son Duo’s Custodial Death To CBI

'The government has decided that the CBI will probe the case,' Chief Minister K Palaniswami said.


27 June 2020
Custodial Death Of Father-Son Duo In Tamil Nadu: Doctor's Report Points To Police Torture

Custodial Death Of Father-Son Duo In Tamil Nadu: Doctor's Report Points To Police Torture

Custodial death of the two traders has again raised the spectre of police violence in Thoothukudi district and has put the present AIADMK government in a spot.


06 December 2019
NHRC Has Rarely Unearthed The Truth. Will It Be Different In Telangana?

NHRC Has Rarely Unearthed The Truth. Will It Be Different In Telangana?

In most cases, a notice or ruling by the National Human Rights Commission is not paid heed to.


30 October 2019
Amethi Custodial Death: Family Alleges Shukla Was Poisoned, Tortured By Cops

Amethi Custodial Death: Family Alleges Shukla Was Poisoned, Tortured By Cops

The family alleged police demanded Rs 13 lakh from Shukla and vandalised his home.


18 October 2019
Hapur Custodial Death: FIR Registered Against Three Cops For Murder, Assault Of Farmer

Hapur Custodial Death: FIR Registered Against Three Cops For Murder, Assault Of Farmer

Pradeep, 35, was detained at Chhijarsi police post in Pilkhuwa area of Hapur for questioning over the murder of his wife nearly one-and-a-half month ago.


17 October 2019
'Electric Shocks...Stabbed With Screwdrivers': 10-Year-Old Recounts Father's Custodial Death In UP

'Electric Shocks...Stabbed With Screwdrivers': 10-Year-Old Recounts Father's Custodial Death In UP

The 10-year-old son of security guard, Pradeep Tomar, alleged his father was mercilessly tortured and beaten to death by policemen at Hapur's police station in...


28 June 2019
Good Cop Bad Cop

Good Cop Bad Cop

Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt gets lifer for custodial death


20 June 2019
Former Gujarat IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt Sentenced For Life In 1990 Custodial Death Case

Former Gujarat IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt Sentenced For Life In 1990 Custodial Death Case

A sessions court in Jamnagar on Thursday sentenced expelled IPS office Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in the 1990 custodial death case.


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