//Custodial death: report sought

Custodial death: report sought

Kochi: The Kerala High Court, on Thursday, directed the Government to file a report before January 16 on the status of investigation into the alleged custodial death of a youth at Fort Police Station in Thiruvananthapuram. Justice K.R. Udayabhanu also directed the Home Secretary to take a decision, within a month, on a representation by Prabhavathi Amma, mother of the victim, Udayakumar, seeking a monthly allowance of Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 3,000. The court issued the directives on a writ petition filed by Ms. Prabhavathi Amma seeking a compensation of Rs. 25 lakhs. Hindu, Friday, Jan 06, 2006 http://www.hindu.com/2006/01/06/stories/2006010607690500.htm