This briefing paper examines the state of torture in India with special focus on Tripura. As per the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), four cases were registered against police for custodial violence in Tripura during 2017. Reports of torture continue to be reported from the State. On 31 October 2019, Mangal Das (19 years) died due to alleged torture in police custody at Radhakishorepur police station in Gomati district of Tripura. The deceased Mangal Das, son of Arati Das, hailing from Amarnagar village of Matabari sub-division in the district, was arrested by the police on the charges of theft on 23 October 2019. Police claimed Mangal Das was taken to hospital for routine medical checkup, where he complained of an illness, and died during treatment. However, Mangal Das’ mother Arati Das alleged that her son was tortured by police in custody, leading to his death. She also alleged that police did not hand over the body to them and forcefully cremated the body without conducting post-mortem examination.
The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) today filed a complaint (Vide Diary No.3661/IN/2021) with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) urging it to process the asylum/refugee claims of the Burmese refugees who have fled following the coup d’etat in Myanmar on 1 February 2021 by sending its Investigation Department of the NHRC to Mizoram to […]
UN Committee against Torture The 64th session of the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) was held in Geneva from 23 July to 10 August 2018. The Committee adopted concluding observations and recommendations on the reports of Mauritania, Russian Federation, Seychelles, and Chile on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other […]
This briefing paper examines the state of torture and impunity provided by the State of Manipur. On 18 December 2018, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) wrote a letter to the Chief Secretary of Manipur stating that despite repeated requests, sanction of prosecution in seven cases of extrajudicial executions by the security forces had not […]