180 custodial deaths in Gujarat in 16 years, no cop punished

180 custodial deaths in Gujarat in 16 years, no cop punished

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India saw 1,557 custodial deaths between 2001 and 2016, the last year for which data from the NCRB is available. Over these 16 years, the number of policemen convicted for custodial deaths is a mere 26. The largest number of custodial deaths, 362, happened in Maharashtra followed by Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

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