NHRC notice to Delhi Police chief in Bawana death case
NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission Tuesday sent a notice to the Delhi police chief in connection with a 58-year-old man allegedly jumping to death from the third floor of the Bawana police station building where he was called for questioning.
The NHRC in its notice said, the police chief is also expected to explain as to why this "custodial death" has not been reported to the Commission as per its guidelines on the subject.
"The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports about a 58-year-old man, who was called for questioning regarding his wanted son, was found dead inside the premises of Bawana police station, Delhi on May 26. Reportedly, while the police claimed that the man himself had jumped to death, his family alleged foul play," the rights panel said in a statement.