Rising police deaths! Tamil Nadu ranks first in South India

Rising police deaths! Tamil Nadu ranks first in South India

Deaths in trial and court custody are on the rise across India. Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of police deaths in the last four years. Tamil Nadu tops the list of South Indian states.

Article 19 of the Constitution gives the people the right to freedom of speech and expression. Sections 20 and 22 provide fundamental rights to those arrested. Nevertheless, police repression of the population continues to increase in some states.

Number of cases registered for police deaths in the last 4 years:

Court custody deaths

(State 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 (until Feb.))

Uttar Pradesh 452 400 443 443

West Bengal 115 115 177 221

Pica 114 105 156 197

Madhya Pradesh 143 143 155 176

Maharashtra 149 91 130 154

Punjab 117 93 70 133

Haryana 65 74 46 96

Gujarat 67 53 82 96

Tamil Nadu 89 57 61 93

Chhattisgarh 55 56 64 84

Rajasthan 74 79 71 73

Jharkhand 64 43 49 72

Odisha 61 59 89 60

Delhi 44 47 41 60

Andhra Pradesh 43 26 47 46

Kerala 33 27 34 37

Northeastern States 51 50 36 36

Uttarakhand 18 24 46 23

Telangana 9 21 22 21

Jammu and Kashmir 8 5 7 14

Himachal Pradesh 15 7 8 7

Goa 3 2 1 5

Other Union Territories 7 3 2 3

Play 1 4 3 2

Investigative police deaths

(State 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 (until Feb.))

Maharashtra 11 3 13 29

Gujarat 13 12 17 21

Pica 5 5 3 17

Northeastern States 11 7 4 15

Rajasthan 8 5 3 11

Uttar Pradesh 12 3 8 8

Madhya Pradesh 12 14 8 8

Play 7 4 5 7

Punjab 5 6 2 6

Telangana 0 0 1 4

Tamil Nadu 11 12 2 4

Kerala 3 2 1 4

Jokand 3 2 5 4

Haryana 7 3 3 4

West Bengal 5 7 8 3

Uttarakhand 2 1 1 2

Odisha 4 6 4 2

Chhattisgarh 3 3 3 2

Jammu and Kashmir 0 0 2 1

Goa 0 0 0 1

Delhi 8 9 4 1

Andhra Pradesh 5 3 3 1

Other Union Territories 0 1 0 0

Himachal Pradesh 1 4 0 0

Information: (Statistics filed in the Lok Sabha on March 16)

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