An Indian man died after being beaten by police on video. One year later, no one has been held accountable.
When riots broke out in India’s capital in late February last year, Faizan…. rushed out to find his mother, who had been participating in a nearby sit-in to protest the country’s new citizenship law. His mother got home safely. Faizan did not.
That afternoon, half a dozen policemen in helmets and riot gear converged on the 23-year-old Faizan, a meat-shop worker. Wielding batons and wooden sticks, they first beat him, repeatedly striking his head, and then taunted a group of injured men – including Faizan – to sing the national anthem. The assault was caught on multiple videos…. He died at a hospital the following day. The postmortem report detailed 20 wounds on his body and said he died as a result of a head injury….
The family says…. Faizan might have lived if he had received immediate medical care and not been detained. In March, the police told a court that the closed-circuit TV camera at the police station where Faizan was held for over 24 hours was not functional….