Police Offered Bribe To Remain Silent, Says Vignesh's Brother: Chennai Custodial Death
Vinod, brother of V Vignesh (25) who died in police custody on April 19, said that the police offered him and his family Rs 1 lakh, as bribe to remain silent about the incident. He said that they weren't allowed to see Vignesh's body after post-mortem. "There were wounds on my brother's body," said Vinod. Reportedly, Vignesh and his friends were arrested for possession of drugs in Chennai's Kellys area.
Tags: Custodial Death, Police Brutality, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, V Vignesh
Suspected Drug Peddler Shot While Allegedly Trying To Flee From Police Custody: Assam
A suspected drug peddler in Assam's Karbi Anglong, was shot in the leg while allegedly trying to escape from police custody, on April 19. Reportedly, the accused who was arrested for the possession of 100 grams of drugs, was being taken to apprehend his associate from Dimapur. According to the police, when the vehicle stopped, the accused tried to flee, and after repeated warnings, the police took "action".
Tags: Assam, Karbi Anglong, police action, Encounter, Police Brutality
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Uttar Pradesh Govt Suspends Cop After Being Spotted In Viral Video
In Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat district, police personnel on December 9 were reported to have hit a man carrying a child in his arms. In a viral video, a cop was spotted beating a man with sticks, while another policeman was spotted snatching the baby from the man's arms. Further, Inspector General Prashant Kumar said, "We have suspended the inspector and department inquiry is initiated."
Tags: Kanpur, Police Brutality, policemen suspended, Viral video, India
Courtesy: Zee News
UP Police Brutalised An Ex-Army Man, Inserts Baton In His Rectum
In a very tragic incident at Pilibhit in UP, police have brutalised an ex-Army man, thrashed his mother and sisters for not having proper documents. The incident happened on May 3 when Resham Singh, the army man, was traveling to Lakhimpur to attend a funeral with his mother and sisters. Moreover, police are accused of inserting a baton in his rectum. Reportedly, Eight cops are accused of the brutalism
Tags: Police Brutality, Army, Elderly Woman, thrashed
Courtesy: The Times of India
Law Ministry's Litigation Tele-Consultation Service Faces COVID Queries
The Law ministry’s tele-consultation service started to offer pre-litigation legal advice to rural residents is now bombarded with COVID and lockdown related queries. There were beneficiaries calling to seek help against discrimination against health workers and their families, concession of electricity bill, etc. Notably, there were also concerns of police brutality and power abuse. The Department of Justice said complains on violence… read-more
Tags: Law Ministry, teleconsultation, Police Brutality, Department of justice
Courtesy: The Economic Times
Unnao Police Frames Murders Charges On 3 Cops For Beating Vendor To Death
Murder charges were imposed on three policemen from UP’s Unnao on May 21 for severely beating an 18-year-old vegetable vendor named Faisal Hussain to death. While the family alleged that he was beaten to death, the police claimed the death due to heart attack. Reportedly, three police officers were suspended following the incident. Unnao SP Anand Kulkarni said the vendor was brought to police station for violating COVID curfew.
Tags: Police Brutality, Unnao, murder, Covid Curfew, UP Police
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Brazil: 28 Killed In Police Shootout, Residents Allege Abuse Against Unarmed
At least 28 people including one police officer were killed in a police shootout with drug traffickers on May 7 in Jacarezhino slum of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. Indicating an investigation into the incident, the Supreme Court worried over 'arbitrary execution' and human rights abuses. Reportedly, the shootout occurred over reports of drug traffickers recruiting teenagers. Residents complained of abuse as they allegedly witnessed unarmed people… read-more
Tags: Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Police, Shootout, Police Brutality
Courtesy: Times of India
Uttar Pradesh: Woman Dies After Cops Snatch Oxygen Cylinder From Her Son
A viral video showcasing UP policemen allegedly snatching an oxygen cylinder from a 17-year-old boy, utilizing it to treat his ailing mother at a private COVID-19 facility. Reportedly, the police gave cylinder to a VIP after which the teenager's mother died due of lack of oxygen. The video displays boy kneeling down & pleading in front of the policemen.However, ADG Rajiv Krishna ensured to take strict action against the guilty.… read-more
Tags: UP Police, Police Brutality, Covid-19, oxygen cylinders
Courtesy: Times now news
Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of George Floyd's Murder
Ex- Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin (45) was convicted for a second and third-degree murder and manslaughter of George Floyd on April 20. Previously released on bail, a racially diverse jury declared Chauvin guilty after three weeks trial. The verdict was welcomed with cheers at the Minneapolis courtroom. Notably, Chauvin was accused of kneeling on 46-year-old African-American Floyd's neck for over nine minutes without mercy on May 25, 2020… read-more
Tags: George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Police Brutality, Racism
Courtesy: Live Mint
MP Police Beats Auto Driver Ruthlessly; Refused To Appear At Police Station
An auto-rickshaw driver, Krishna Keyer (35) was subjected to police brutality in broad daylight after his mask slipped off his nose in MP’s Indore district. Reportedly, he was going towards hospital to meet his sick father while the police asked him to appear at the police station. After Keyer refused, the officer started beating him mercilessly. However, the officers were suspended after the video of the incident went viral.
Tags: No-Mask, Police Brutality, Madhya Pradesh, Covid-19, indore