Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Investigate alleged Custodial death in Mumbai
Greetings from PVCHR.
Please refer to the following news link and the attached report: �http://ibnlive.in.com/news/gujarat-blast-suspects-brother-dies-in-custody/168046-3.html
Mumbai blast suspect's brother dies in custody
New Delhi: Afzal Usmani, the brother of Ahmedabad blasts suspect Faiz Usmani died after being questioned by the Mumbai crime branch and the ATS on Saturday. Usmani was being grilled in connection with the serial blasts in Mumbai when he allegedly fell ill.
He was taken to the nearby Sion hospital where he died. Doctors attending to him said he died of brain hemorrhage.
But his family alleges that foul play by the police and ATS during questioning. The body has now been sent for post mortem.
His son said, "My father was picked up for question. He was pressurised during the interrogation. The police is to blame for his death."
Sir this is a serious case of human rights violation. On behalf of PVCHR, I request you to ask the state government for instituting a judicial inquiry under Crpc 176(1A). NHRC should also find out whether the videography of the postmortem and the report has been submitted or not. PVCHR demands that the victims family must be provided with financial compensation immediately.
Dr. Mohanlal Panda
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