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
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
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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.

Debayan Roy

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.

The plea filed by an NGO, People's Charioteer Organization through Advocate Devesh Saxena and drawn by Advocate Shashwat Anand calls for guidelines from Court concerning custodial deaths, rapes and tortures to be passed by invoking the inherent jurisdiction of the Court under Article 142.

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