Saturday, July 10, 2010

NHRC summons Palakkad magistrate in police custody case

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has issued conditional summons for the personal appearance of District Magistrate, Palakkad on August 20 in connection with non-compliance of its recommendations seeking various reports in a case of death in police custody in the district.

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Sambath, 30, was arrested by the police in Town North on March 29 after he was found to be in possession of ornaments worn by Sheela, who was murdered. A case was registered. He complained of uneasiness and chest pain, and collapsed in the lockup.

Sambath was taken to the Palakkad District Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

The NHRC registered a case in the matter on receiving an intimation on April 1 about the incident from the Superintendent of Police, Palakkad.

Thereafter, it asked the district magistrate to send various reports including inquest, postmortem and the magisterial inquiry reports vide letter dated April 28.

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