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Human rights organisation in Madurai, People’s Watch, has accused top police offers in Madurai of hiding evidence in custodial deaths that have been reported in the area

Henry Tiphagne, executive director of People’s Watch, a human rights monitoring organisation, accused top police officials in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai of hiding evidence in the custodial deaths of an autorickshaw driver A Manikandan and a boy, Muthu Karthik.

“The police had no business to torture the youth who was booked under Section 75 of City Police Act. After brutally torturing him, he was let out on payment of fine. But, again he was picked up by the police as he had a scuffle with someone,” Tiphagne said while addressing the media.

Tiphagne said that Manikandan had pleaded with his sister to be taken home. But the police refused to send him claiming that he was only pretending to be injured.

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