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19 May 2022

On 15 February 2022, 19 year old Jishan, an undertrial arrested for a petty theft in November 202, died in judicial custody of Delhi’s Tihar Jail. This report is based on PUDR investigation of this incident and its aftermath. The PUDR team spoke to the family and neighbours of the victim, the present lawyer handling the case and the police and jail authorities, and consulted the official documents available with the family and lawyer. The report covers the aftermath of the incident in which the official explanations of the incident sought to explain Jishan's death as due to 'natural' causes or his own drug habit.

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