Custodial Death

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GUJARAT NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY

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SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF COURSE REQUIREMENT OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW & HUMAN RIGHTS -------------------------------------------------

A PROJECT REPORT ON “CUSTODIAL DEATH IN INDIA”

SUBMITTED TO:SUBMITTED BY:
Mr. Rhishikesh Dave
Faculty of International Humanitarian Law SEMESTER VI
and Human Rights

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I greatly acknowledge the courtesy of my International Humanitarian Law & Human Rights faculty Mr. Rhishikesh Dave for his assistance and encouragement for preparing the present project. I am greatly thankful to him for his guidance and support for completing this project. I would like to thank the library staff of Gujarat National Law University for providing me with the reference facilities and helping me in preparing this project.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Acknowledgement ........................................................................... 2 2. Scope & Objective of Research............................................................4 3. Research Problem.................................................................................5 4. Hypothesis............................................................................................6 5. Research Methodology............. ...........................................................7 6. Introduction .........................................................................................8 7. Custodial Death- How does it violates the Human Rights ?...............10 8. Police-lock up or Death Trap (Loopholes in the Administration)....................................................................................12 9. Custodial Death-worst kind of crime....................................................14 10. Conclusion............................................................................................16 11. Bibliography.........................................................................................17

SCOPE & OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH
The present research study aims at studying and analysing the violation of the Human Rights caused by the Custodial torture leading to Custodial Death in India and to come out with suitable measures to check the violation of human rights in the form of custodial torture.

RESEARCH PROBLEM

The centre of the research work is the custodial death, its causes, what leads to custodial death and measures to check the custodial torture. The research problem of the study is that Custodial torture had been frequently inflicted upon the person in the custody which is inhuman and violative of the Human Rights of these people. We need to find out what are the loopholes in the Criminal Administrative System and how can it be stopped.

HYPOTHESIS
There has been a gross violation of the human rights in the police custody in India. Through this study, we need to analyse the main reasons behind the custodial death, measures to check it. The project clarifies the present situation of the custodial death and human rights violation. It helps in making clear that the loopholes in the criminal administration system are the reason behind the custodial death.

RESEARCH METHODOLGY

The present project work is an empirical study. The research work is based on various articles, books, commission reports, declarations, Acts, Indian Precedents and websites.

INTRODUCTION

For introduction, first of all we need to understand what the Human Rights of the people are. Louse Henkin asserts that ‘Every human being in every society is...
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