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Compensate kin of boy killed in custody: NHRC tells UP govt

delhi Updated: Jul 08, 2010 21:56 IST
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The National Human Rights Commission has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of a minor boy who was killed in police custody in Badayun district about two and half years ago.

The Commission also directed the state government to submit a compliance report in this regard along with information about the outcome of the criminal case registered against the policemen in the connection, and status of the disciplinary proceedings initiated against them.

12-year-old Durgesh, a resident of Data Ganj in Badayun district, was killed in police custody on January 20, 2008, the Commission noted.

"He became a victim of police excess in Uttar Pradesh and lost his life," it said.

One R H Bansal later lodged a complaint with the Commission alleging that Durgesh was "brutally" beaten up by the police personnel while being interrogated in connection with a case of theft, and thereafter he was hanged by them, it said.

A case was registered against the accused policemen in this regard.

State authorities informed that one sub-inspector and two constables were awarded penalty of withholding one year increment, while disciplinary proceedings against another sub-inspector was in progress, NHRC said.

The reports, received from the state authorities in this regard, "clearly established that the police officials were found guilty of causing death of Durgesh," Commission noted.