Custodial violence a crime against humanity: Supreme Court orders guilty police officers to pay Rs. 3.5 lakh to the legal heirs of the deceased

"When the protector of people and society himself instead of protecting the people adopts brutality and inhumanly beat the person who comes to the police station, it is a matter of great public concern."
Custodial violence
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Custodial violence is abhorrent, not acceptable in civilised society and is a crime against humanity, the Supreme Court said on Thursday while affirming the conviction of two police officers who were found to have mercilessly beaten a man leading to his eventual death back in 1985 (Pravat Chandra Mohanty and anr v. State of Odisha).

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