Although the government enacted a law to prevent torture and death in custody of different law enforcement agencies seven years ago, not many cases have been filed under the act. Experts attribute the reason to lack of comprehensive campaign to make people aware of the law and fearing of the victims or their family members that the law enforcers would harm them. There has been a horrifying and growing trend of custodial deaths in our country. In last two decades according to Odhikar, a right based organization; there have been 368 deaths by torture, 44 deaths by beaten up by Law Enforcing agencies. And in 2020, in the first nine months the total numbers of custodial deaths are 52, the monthly breakdown is given in chart.
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