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22 Mar 2019
The brutal truth behind deaths in police custody were commonly the result of torture of suspects, which is part of routine policing practice in India. The repetitive, almost mundane nature of accounts of custodial deaths reflected in our reports, and their similarity over the years, have shown the systemic and rampant nature, deep pervasiveness and centrality of custodial violence and torture in the practice of policing in Delhi. In report after report, we also saw how justice eluded the victims.
07 Jan 2013
On 31 January 2012, news of yet another ‘mystery death’ at Tihar made it to the papers. Unlike earlier cases, this death sparked off angry protests by hundreds of family members and neighbours of Naim, the person who had died (see Times of India, New Delhi edition, 31 January 2012, p. 2).Family members did not want Naim’s post mortem to be conducted at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital (DDU)..Their protest led to instant results.
18 Dec 2011
The newspapers on the 3rd of November 2010 reported a death in the premises of Vijay Vihar P.S. of a 25 year old youth named Vikas. These reports suggested that Vikas had an affair with a woman married to another man. On that specific day Vikas called up police assistance at 100 after he entered into a fight with the husband of the women he reportedly loved. Thereafter Vikas committed suicide inside the police station where he was kept. PUDR‟s team investigated this death.
19 Oct 2005
On 13th September 2005, on the ever busy Azadpur Mandi main road, a public protest by basti dwellers of Bharola village in the middle of the day caught the attention of the media.

As trucks, buses and tempos were unable to ply on the main GT road for over two hours, the death of 19 year old Sunil in Adarsh Nagar PS was reported in the press along with news of the protest and the subsequent lathicharge.
20 Aug 2004
On 5th July 2004 as per the Delhi police, a homeless migrant Pramod allegedly hung himself to death in a lock-up at Sabzi Mandi PS.

PUDR conducted a fact-finding into the incident.