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Monday, 17 June 2024 6.01 PM IST

60-year-old man collapses and dies in police custody in Adoor

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PATHANAMTHITTA: A 60-year-old man collapsed and died soon after he was taken into police custody. The incident happened at Adoor police station in Pathanamthitta. He has been identified as Sherif of Kannamcode. The police took him into custody for driving his vehicle in an inebriated condition.

From 2016 to 2021, 17 have died in custody in Kerala. 16 of them died in police custody and one in judicial custody. Action was taken against 40 officials in this regard. 22 officials were suspended. 13 of them were later reinstated. When the opposition questioned the death in custody in the assembly, the chief minister himself released this information in response.

The last custodial death was that of a youth named Tamir Jiffry in Malappuram's Tanur. The chief minister stated that action has been taken against a total of 40 officials in response to the question of Manjalamkuzhi Ali MLA regarding government’s legal action in cases of custodial deaths.

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