There were 300 custodial deaths from 2008 to 2016, but zero convictions
…in India, deaths due to custodial torture are hardly a rare phenomenon – according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau, there were 300 such deaths recorded between 2008 and 2016 (the last time the data was released).
Andhra Pradesh recorded 59 custodial deaths, the highest in the country in this period, for which 34 policemen were charged. Assam was second, with 29 deaths and 31 policemen charged, while Uttar Pradesh was third, with 14 deaths and 10 policemen charged.
However, in this eight-year period, there were zero convictions across the country in cases of custodial deaths.…
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