Custodial Death of Jayaraj and Fenix and the Exposure of Police Brutality in India

Namrata Kandankovi
Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

Volume III, Issue IV, 2020

This research paper throws light on the recent events of police atrocities in the Thoothukudi case.  It further goes on to address the issue of custodial deaths in India and the reason behind the increase in number of custodial deaths with the passage of time. The paper further drags the attention of the readers towards the lacunae which exists in the working of the current system and how this lacunae acts as a driving force in increasing the custodial deaths. Further, the paper makes a comparison of the Indian scenario with that of the world by studying the recent case of George Floyd and the black lives Matter movement in America. It also analyses the significance of peoples’ movement and the impact it has on the society.

It further analyses the importance of peoples’ movement in India and the powerful impact it can cause in the current system. Lastly, the paper attempts to find solutions to the ongoing problem with reference to custodial deaths in India and the attempts to relish the importance of peoples’ participation in the Indian context.