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India: Deaths in custody in 1993

, Index number: ASA 20/002/1994

There continues to be concern at the number of reports of custodial death as a result of torture or medical neglect, despite official condemnations at the highest level. This document summarises ten cases of alleged custodial death: Khader Babu, Madan Lal, Gyani Ram, Babu alias Iqbal, Dilbagh Singh, Raju Bhujel, Sarabjit Singh, Wilson, Ram Singh and Ganesh Bauri. An appendix lists 36 deaths in custody which occured in 1993. This list does not include those deaths which were reported from the states of Jammu and Kashmir.

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