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Dadri lynching accused dies: NHRC issues notices to DG Prisons, UP DGP
An accused in the lynching of Mohammed Ikhlaq of Dadri, has died in a Delhi hospital during treatment. Taking suo motu cognizance of the incident the National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Director General, Prisons and the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh.
The NHRC has asked the authorities concerned to submit a detailed report within 4 weeks. The Commission has also observed that the reported different versions and opinions of the jail and the hospital authorities and the suspicion raised by the family members of the deceased prisoner indicate that the matter requires a thorough probe to determine the facts, which led to his death.

"The allegations regarding beating of the prisoner by some police personnel in judicial custody are also serious in nature. Even in the judicial custody, a prisoner cannot be deprived of his Right to Life, which is also ensured by the Constitution of India," the NHRC said in a statement.

Reportedly, the hospital authorities have stated that the accused died due to Kidney/ respiratory "failure". The jail authorities have maintained that the prisoner died due to a vector-borne disease. 

Rejecting both the versions, the family members have alleged that Ravi, the deceased was being kept in a separate cell by the jail authorities and mercilessly beaten up by some police officials inside jail on the 30th September, 2016, due to which his condition deteriorated.

According to the media report, the authorities did not inform the family about the deteriorating condition of the prisoner. It was only after his death on the 4th October, 2016, that his family was informed.

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