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

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.  

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