Excessive force has become routine in India: Plea in SC seeks guidelines to fill legal lacunae in dealing with Custodial Death/Torture/Rape
Jeyaraj (L) and his son Bennix (R) died while in the custody of the Sathankulam Police following their arrest on June 19 citing a violation of the COVID-19 curfew

Excessive force has become routine in India: Plea in SC seeks guidelines to fill legal lacunae in dealing with Custodial Death/Torture/Rape

The plea before the Supreme Court notes that "Custodial Torture/Deaths/Rapes are a chilling reminder of how the excessive use of force has become a routine in India" leading to deaths.

Following the custodial torture and death of P Jayaraj and J Bennix, a plea in the Supreme Court urges it to issue directions or lay guidelines to fill the legal lacunae surrounding custodial deaths, tortures and rapes.

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