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Custodial torture of tribal family: HC orders judicial probe

Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent

Published on: January 6, 2022 | Updated on: January 7, 2022

It was reported that Banya's legs were broken because of the alleged physical torture

 Telangana High Court. (DC Photo)

Telangana High Court. (DC Photo)

Hyderabad: A division bench of Telangana High Court, comprising Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili, on Friday ordered a judicial probe by the principal district judge, Warangal, into the alleged harassment and torture of one Banya and his tribal family, residing in Jeedigadda tanda of Chennaraopeta mandal in Warangal district. It was reported that Banya’s legs were broken because of the alleged physical torture.

The High Court directed the principal district judge to complete the probe within six weeks and submit a report to the court by February 20.

Banya’s son-in-law married another girl. The son-in-law was killed on December 1, 2021, by unknown persons. Suspecting that it could have been by the family of Banya, they were called to the police station.

Banya’s wife alleged that Chennaraopeta police took all her family members for investigation and tortured them in the police station for 10 days that led to Banya’s leg getting fractured.

The victims lodged a complaint with the human rights commission, which was widely published in local dailies. Taking the news reports as suo moto PIL, the High Court ordered a judicial probe.

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