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

New Delhi, Dec 8: 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.

The data presented by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha, in response to a written question, shows 24,916 cases of atrocities by police have been reported from country between April 1 and November 30, 2015.

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The data has been sourced from National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Rijiju told the House adding that it shows "mixed trend".

According to the data, a total of 25,357 cases were registered under police category which included 111 deaths in police custody, 330 cases of custodial torture and 24,916 in others.


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