NHRC takes cognizance of a murder at a Delhi police station and directs its DIG (Investigation) to collect requisite reports from the concerned authorities (25.08.2017)
New Delhi, 25th August, 2017
The National Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of the incident of the murder of a man in custody at police station, Ambedkar Nagar, New Delhi on the 22nd August, 2017. It has asked its DIG (Investigation) to collect requisite reports from the concerned authorities, examine them and submit a report within eight weeks.
The incident was widely reported in the media and the Commission has also received an intimation regarding it from the Delhi police as per its standing guidelines. In Dakshinpuri area, a quarrel broke out between two neighbours, Vishal Lali, aged 22 years and Anil, aged 28 years. The police received a PCR call about it and brought them to the police station, Ambedkar Nagar to conduct an enquiry. Both of them were kept in the same room. A fight broke out between them and Vishal attacked Anil with a file poker and inflicted multiple punctured wounds before the police personnel on duty could intervene. An injured Anil was taken by an auto-rickshaw to AIIMS, Trauma Centre, where the doctor on duty declared him brought dead. Vishal was arrested and subsequently a case vide FIR No. 360/17, U/s 302 IPC was registered at police station, Ambedkar Nagar, New Delhi.
The media reports quoted the wife of the deceased saying that she had been repeatedly asking police not to put her husband and Vishal in the same room even as she stayed outside the police station. Reportedly, the SHO has been sent to district lines while one Sub-Inspector and a Constable have been placed under suspension.