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21 Jul 1995

This report published in July 1995 investigates the torture and custodial death of 23 year old Ajay at the hands of the police. Ajay, a motor mechanic by trade was picked up by the police on 5th June for questioning related to a break in and stabbing at Madras automobiles. Though he was let off on the 5th, he was picked up again on the 7th, produced in Tis Hazari Court and sent to judicial custody in Tihar Jail number 3. Ajay was brutally beaten before being sent to Tihar. Shockingly the authorities in Tihar jail failed to provide proper medical care to Ajay despite witnessing his deteriorating physical condition. Ajay died due to his injuries on the 11th of June in Tihar. This report is an account of police high handedness, negligence, injustice and the tragic loss of a young life.  

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