The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has registered a total of 167 cases of custodial death, including 155 in judicial custody and 12 in police custody, from across the country last month, as per statistics released for the month of April 2018.
The Commission also registered 17 cases of death in police custody during the month.
As per the statistics, the Commission registered a total of 6,324 cases of human rights violations.
It registered 34 cases of bonded labour, 75 cases relating to children, 473 relating to women, 207 cases relating to SC/ST/OBC, and 5,350 other cases of human rights violations.
The commission also registered 10 cases related to the violation of rights of the human rights defenders.
The number of cases saw an increase over the previous month (6,045).
A total of Rs. 52.6 lakh compensation was recommended in 26 cases during the month.
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