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Custodial Violence: The Story Of Who, Why And Where Does The Police Kill

Pia Mehta, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad


An impactful and effective police machinery is one which maintains law and order, protects life and liberty of its citizens, serves mankind, safeguards the weak against intimidation and oppression however as paradoxical as it may be, police has come to be associated with the very opposite of such ideals. Today, we find rapists and gunmen dawning the uniform with a license to kill. Backed by immunity and a silent state, the police consider custodial violence as a legitimate tool in their work.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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