Maoist under trial kills self in court

Durgapur, Sept. 5: A member of the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities, arrested for his suspected Maoist links, hanged himself in a Bankura court lock-up today.Thirty-year-old Shibu Pratihar, who was the president of the committee…

Hopes rise for jailed Briton in Rajasthan

Lawyers representing a Kent backpacker jailed in India for drug smuggling in "a travesty of justice" said he could be freed on appeal next month. Patrick Malluzzo, 32, from Dartford, has been in prison in…

Zimbabwean man died in Pune Jail

A Zimbabwean man died in an Indian prison where he was serving a jail term for a dangerous drug-related offence. Bernard Mtombeni Chapanga from Chiredzi died on July 7 this year in Pune, India where…

Indian prisons hold 70% undertrials

It is a shocking reflection on the flaws in our criminal justice system that less than one out of three people lodged in Indian jails is a convict. The vast majority of the prison population,…

NHRC orders compensation on custodial death

New Delhi, Aug. 22: Peruram should soon get Rs 5 lakh — it’s the price of his son Mohan Lal’s life.The 26-year-old, picked up from Amritsar by Jammu and Kashmir police in connection with a…

Around 40 custodial deaths in 3 years

CHENNAI: Rights outfits have identified the ‘pervasive regime of impunity’ as the single most important factor for widespread use of torture by the police in India. The men in khaki are rarely punished for their…

Prisoner commits suicide in Karnataka cell

DHARWAD: A prisoner committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell in the sub-jail here in the early hours of Thursday. The police said. 37-year-old Chinna alias Muttu, son of Ramunenapai Bhosale, took the extreme…