The Tripura High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family members of Jamal Hossain, who died due to custodial torture in police lockup.
The court ordered that the widow, children, and mother of the deceased shall be entitled to an equal share of the amount of compensation, Live Law reported.
“In these highly suspicious facts and circumstances of the case custodial violence on the deceased, as alleged, cannot be brushed aside. Having said so, we are of the view that it would not be inappropriate to award a reasonable amount of monetary compensation to the petitioners for the death of Jamal Hossain in police lockup,” the Court further remarked.
27 years old Hossain was serving as a Cleaner in Dubai and came home in September 2021 to enjoy his vacation with his family consisting of his mother, wife, and children, according to the Live Law. Hossain was scheduled to return to Dubai on 22 September, 2021, however, on 14 September, 2021, at about 11.30 pm a police team consisting of 6/7 police personnel came to his house, caught hold of him, and started beating him and thereafter, they took him to the police station. The next day, the family members were informed that Hossain had died in the lockup.
Moving to the court, Hossain’s family members claimed compensation of a sum of Rs. rupees fifty lakhs and appropriate action against the persons who were responsible for the death of Jamal Hossain.