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India (Rajasthan): medical letter writing action: Jugataram

, Index number: ASA 20/014/1994

According to press reports Jugataram, aged 29, was taken into police custody for questioning in the town of Barmer on 2 February 1994. On 5 February two police officers reportedly used a sharp knife to sever his penis. A second man, who was being held at the police station, is reported as saying that prior to this he had witnessed two police officers beating Jugataram. Following the incident five police officers were suspended from duty. The police have countered by filing an incident report in which they state that Jugataram had mutilated himself. An investigation into events is reported to have started.

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