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Uttar Pradesh government and the state police chief receive a notice from National Human Rights Commission seeking the detailed report regarding the death of the father of an alleged gangrape victim in judicial custody in Unnao. The Commission has further instructed to take care that the family does not get harassed further.
The deceased man, aged about 50 years was arrested on April 5th under Arms Act, and was rushed to the hospital ob April 8th and died on the next day during treatment. A case has been registered against four people based on the complaint lodged by the deceased wife. The report says, the four constables who committed the crime are been suspended. The issue arose when the deceased daughter alleged that the Unnao Police did not registered a case against BJP MLA despite her complaint of being raped by the MLA, neither any action was taken.
The Commission said that on 8th April evening he complained of stomach ache, and he was rushed to the hospital where he died around 3.30 AM next day. The media report said, the deceased man had 19 injuries on his body when he was taken to the hospital, moreover he was taken to the hospital only when his situation deteriorated.
NHRC alleges that it is a matter of custodial death, let us have a brief knowledge about custodial death laws in India:
In another incident occurred in Kochi yesterday pointed finger at Police for custodial death. As per the forensic report, Sreejith, the man died on monday, was subjected to torture before death. The Kerala State Human Rights Commission directed an inquiry regarding the matter by an officer in the rank of SP.
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