The three cops who have been suspended for their alleged role in the man's killing are Sunil Singh, station in charge of Radhanagar police station, sub-inspector Vikas Singh, and constable Devendra Yadav.
Das in his petition further mentioned that despite knowing Biswal’s state of mind the jail authorities had neither provided him psychiatric treatment nor taken him for counselling
Manoranjan Gedi was picked up by the personnel of Abhaychandapur police station in connection with a narcotics case and died later under mysterious circumstances on Saturday. Gedi’s family members attributed his death to custodial torture.
The family members alleged that Manoranjan was picked by the cops in a narcotics case and was subjected to torture. Following his death, the post-mortem was conducted hurriedly at night.
While taking serious view of the matter, the Commission has called upon the Twin City Commissioner to submit a detailed report in the matter.
The investigating officer, S K Behera, has been replaced by an inspector-ranked officer attached with the district Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) who will now probe the case.
On the one side, police file shows the man as Pradeep Sahu, an habitual offender, while on the other, one of the families identifies him as Debendra Choudhary having no criminal antecedents.
Pradeep Sahu, who hailed from Kapilaprasad in the city, reportedly fell sick in the custody and died at Capital Hospital.
Odisha Ghasi Bikash Mancha (OGBM), a State-level rights group has resorted to demonstration demanding justice to the family of Gobinda Kumbhar who died under mysterious circumstances during treatment while being under police custody on September 25.
Police excess allegedly led to the death of Gobinda Kumbhar, a resident of Tora village in Odisha's Bargarh district.
Suresh Pujari, BJP’s Lok Sabha MP from Bargarh, has demanded Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to handover the probe of Dalit youth Gobinda Kumbhar’s death in police custody to an independent agency for free and fair investigation.
Alleging that police excess led to the death of Gobinda Kumbhar, a resident of Tora village, his brother Jiten Kumbhar has demanded stringent punishment for the culprits. "I demand harshest of punishment even up to hanging to those who have killed my brother," said Jiten.
Bhubaneswar: Taking a suo motu cognizance of the media reports regarding the death of a person in police custody at Golanthara Police station in Ganjam, the Odisha Human Rights Commissions…
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that death due to custodial violence is abhorrent and not acceptable in a civilised society. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and Ajay Rastogi said: “The custodial violence on the deceased which led to the death is abhorrent and not acceptable in the civilised society. The offence […]
Cuttack: The Odisha government on Monday told the Orissa High Court that the death of K Ramesh in Puri on November 19 last year had not occurred in the police custody. Through an affidavit, the State government told the HC that K Ramesh, a native of Baseli Sahi area in the pilgrim town, had died […]
Sundergarh: The district unit of the Congress party on Thursday has observed a dawn-to-dusk bandh in Birmitrapur, protesting against the government inaction in the custodial death incident. The party has demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge into the case. Party activists led by district Congress president George Tirkey started picketing in the morning […]
Bhubaneswar: Opposition BJP and Congress on Tuesday lashed out at the BJD-led Odisha government over the death of K Ramesh allegedly in police custody in Puri and alleged third degree torture of six persons in Pipili police station. Congress has demanded ouster of the Minister of State for Home, Divyashankar Mishra and case against erring […]
Bhubaneswar: The raging controversy over alleged custodial death in Puri continues to intensify with the Odisha unit of BJP on Sunday announcing to observe a complete shutdown in the district. Informing about the decision of bandh, BJP chief whip and MLA Mohan Majhi said the date of shutdown will be announced soon. “We will call […]
Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Odisha unit on Sunday lashed out at BJD-led government in State over two alleged custodial deaths- one each at Puri and Biramitrapur. In a video clip, BJP general secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar said that police have acted as goons of government. “The police have unleashed a reign of terror […]
Puri: A man claiming to be an Assistant Commandant (Homeguard) met the family members of K Ramesh, who allegedly died in the police custody on November 18, late on Saturday night. In a video, which has gone viral, the ‘official’ is seen making claims of financial assistance and other aids under various government schemes to […]