Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : criminal justice system

Custodial Deaths: Legal Perspective

Harikumar Pallathadka

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 3189-3193

Custodial deaths are considered a blot on the working of the administration and the
criminal justice system, which is governed by the rule of law and questions democracy in a
welfare state. In the past years, custodial deaths have attracted considerable attention from
the public, legislative bodies, media houses, the judiciary, and even the National Human
Rights Commission. Due to the growth of digital platforms, widespread coverage, judicial
activism, initiatives have been taken by the National Human Rights and Civil servants to
inquire and tackle this lacuna of torture and guarantee fundamental human rights to