4,484 People Died in Police Custody Since 2020: Govt Data
The Swaddle / by Saumya Kalia
To what extent can impunity and oppression be quantified? An answer can be found in the chambers of the Lok Sabha, where the Union government on Tuesday shared data on the rise of custodial deaths in India. At least 4,484 people died in police custody over the last two years, with the state of Uttar Pradesh recording the highest share of custodial deaths. Overall, India’s documented custodial violence has steadily increased, with there being at least 2,544 cases in the last year itself.
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