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People Watch condemns the continuous occurrence of custodial deaths arising out of brutal, unquestioned, police torture within the jurisdiction of the Madurai Police Commissionerate, headed by an officer of the rank of an Inspector General of Police assisted by four other IPS Officers as Deputy Commissioners, five Assistant Commissioners and 25 Law and Order police stations. Custodial violence in the form of brutal torture unknown to the Constitution of the country has been a regular occurrence in the city of Madurai almost on a daily basis in all police stations and the last custodial death took place on 29th June 2019 at the Karimedu Police Station resulting in the death of Mr. Manickandan from Palanganatham solely due to torture by the Madurai City Police.

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