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21 Sep 1997

The sixth custodial death of the year 1997 is an improbable story of suicide again. Booked for a seemingly petty offence at Old Delhi Railway Station Police Station, why would Ramesh, who according to the police is a bad character, commit suicide within a matter of half an hour? Or do these stories of suicides provide an easy alibi for not registering FIRs and for shielding the guilty?  

Keywords: bad character, custody, police, SDM inquiry, section 176 CrPc, torture 

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