Saturday, July 27, 2013

Acid attack accused kills self in lock-up

Acid attack accused kills self in lock-up

PVCHR Communication <>Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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Cc: "Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi"
28th July, 2013
The Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
I want to bring in your kind attention towards the news published in the local English newspaper Times of India on 27th July, 2013 regarding Acid attack accused kills self in lock – up
Acid attack accused kills self in lock-up
IANS | Jul 27, 2013, 04.13 PM IST
GHAZIABAD: A man accused of throwing acid on a woman committed suicide in police custodyhere on Saturday.

Lakhan Singh hanged himself in Vijay Nagar police station here. He had allegedly thrown acid on a married woman after she refused to marry him. He was arrested on late Friday night.

Superintendent of police Shiv Shankar Yadav had called a press conference at 2pm to announce Singh's arrest. Before he could address the media, he was informed about Lakhan Singh's suicide and rushed to the hospital, where the accused was declared dead.

Lakhan Singh had on Friday thrown acid on Nisha Sheik, 30, who sustained 30 per cent burn injuries on her face, torso and arms. She is in a stable condition in hospital. Lakhan Singh was an LPG cylinder supplier.

"The victim is from Madhepura in Bihar. She lives in Vijay Nagar area. The accused lived in the same locality," Yadav said.
 Therefore it is kind request
1.To conduct an inquiry in this incident of custodial death under section 176(1)A Cr.PC by a Judicial Magistrate.
2.To provide compensation to the victim's family.
3. To ensure Videography of the Post-Mortem Report of the victim& the same is informed to NHRC.

Thanking You
Sincerely Yours
Lenin Raghuvanshi
Secretary General
Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights
Sa 4/2 A Daulatpur, Varanasi - 221002
Mobile No: +91-9935599333

Friday, July 19, 2013


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