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Voices for Custodial Justice Newsletter – March 2017 Issue

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Fact finding on Ramkumar’s suicide death in Puzhal Prison

The alleged suicide of murder suspect P.Ramkumar in the high security Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai on 18 September 2016 has given rise to many questions and doubts. The prison authorities claim that Ramkumar took his life by biting a live wire from a switch board inside the prison. His relatives and lawyers claim that …

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Fact Finding Report regarding brutal attack on Panchayat President

Fact Finding Report regarding brutal attack on Panchayat President Fact Finding Report regarding brutal attack on Mr. Kannan, Panchayat President, Vanjinipatti Village. This fact finding was conducted by TNP. – members of the fact finding team made several recommendations to the district collector and the Panchayat to resolve the conflict. The govt officials took immediate action …

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Fact Finding: Death of Shameel Basha

Fact Finding Investigation into the Death of Shameel Basha due to Illegal detention and Torture by Pallikonda Police station Officials, Vellore District on 26th June 2015. Fact finding Investigation conducted on 1st July 2015. Sameel Basha (age 26) S/o Shajahaan, was kept in illegal detention and tortured by Pallikonda Police station policemen from 15th to …

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Fact Finding: Death of a 6 year old boy in a School at Tirupur

Summary of the Tragic Incident: Sivaram a 6 year old boy was studying 1st standard in Kathiravan Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Tirupur. His father Arun Prasad is working in a bank at Thirupur as Assistant Manager. His family had moved to Tirupur only a year ago. Sivaram has two siblings (twins). Vijay (Name changed) …

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Impact of Radiation in Kalpakkam

Nuclear Power plant was constructed in Kalpakkam, Kanchipuram district in the year 1970. Indira Gandhi Atomic Research Centre Department of Atomic Energy, 220 MW Nuclear Power plant functioning hearing, prototype fast breed reactor build in Kalpakkam. Impacts of Kalpakkam Atomic Power Plant Kalpakkam power plant is emitting harmful radiations. This causes lot of health problem …

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Fact finding: Challenges faced by Murugammal, Dalit Panchayat President, while protecting the common land

Background: Murugmmal is a Dalit women panchayat president. She was elected to this panchayat for the 1st time. In her panchayat, a dominant caste person jayaraman, encroached the common land of Panchayat which is a pathway near the Dalit colony. The path is used by all the people of panchayat. The same was improved as …

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Fact finding: Abduction, rape and murder of a young girl at Pichampatti

Background of the case: From 25th & 26th June 2014 newspaper reports we came to know that Vagitha (name changed) aged 17, D/o Ponusamy who worked in  V.K.A. Polymer Pvt Ltd was abducted, raped and brutally murdered. Hence a fact finding team was constituted by Tamil Nadu Child Rights  Protection Network and they conducted their …

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Fact Finding: Sudden deaths of 11 Neonatal babies at Dharmapuri Government Hospital

Introduction: On 14th November, 2014 11 new born babies died in the neonatal intensive care unit of Government Dharmapuri Medical college hospital. In the following days too, the same trend continued and several new born babies died. So Tamil Nadu Child Rights Protection Network constituted a fact finding team and they conducted fact finding on …

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Fact Finding: Murder of minor in a private hostel

Magesh (10 years) (Name Changed) inmate of Sathya Jyothi Karunai Illam, Kanchipuram District was found dead inside the home on 28th November 2013. Two other inmates Ravi and Raja (Name changed) both 17 years old were arrested accusing them of murdering V.Magesh. Through our investigation we found that both were wrongly implicated. So through Tamil …

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