I would like to help today and donate

Next
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Next
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
CLOSE
NEWS

Short Update: Father and son die in police custody after breaking lockdown restrictions in India

FT Admin - July 1, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers, prison conditions, Rule of Law, New criminal offences

Indian police arrested a father and son for allegedly keeping their stores open past permitted hours under COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Both were killed in police custody after being held overnight and relatives say they were tortured to death. 

A report by a consortium of NGOs against custodial torture have released a report in which they say 1,731 people died in custody in India during 2019. Torture and beating alleged suspects in custody in order to extract confessions has become part of policing in India. Policemen who engage in it are rarely punished, most of the time they are simply transferred to another district or state.  

We publish information as it is reported to us. If you would like to make us aware of an inaccuracy or send us more information please email us at [email protected]

If you are a journalist interested in this story, please telephone Fair Trials’ press department on +44 (0) 20 7822 2370 or +32 (0) 2 360 04 71.

Keep up to date

Receive updates on our work and news about Fair Trials globally

Activities in the following sections on this website are supported by the Justice Programme of the European Union: Legal Experts Advisory Panel, Defence Rights Map, Case Law Database, Advice Guides and Latest News. More information about our financial supporters is available here.