According to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) data, an average of seven people die in custody every day in the country. The data for the last three years reveal that Uttar Pradesh tops the chart in custodial deaths.
But these are just figures, the reality is much more frightening, because many cases of custodial death are never reported. The ones that are reported, the hope of getting justice for the victims' families is negligible.
We are going to bring to you the stories of UP Police's atrocities and custodial deaths.
In Ghazipur, the state Home Ministry rewarded the policeman accused of murder. It is also alleged that the 60-year-old BJP leader in Mirzapur died of shock after being brutally tortured by the police. In Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Mau and other parts of UP, the police have crossed all limits of cruelty but justice has not been served till date.
For the Special Projects of The Quint on Custodial Deaths, I am traveling about 3,000 km to bring you the stories from every nook and corner of UP. It takes a lot of time and money to bring these stories to you. Help us raise the voice of these victims' families. To complete the series, we need about Rs 5,80,000.
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