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COMPLAINT TO NHRC AGAINST LOCKUP DEATH OF SC WOMAN MARIYAMMA


BEFORE THE HON’BLE CHAIRPERSON, NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – MANAV ADHIKAR BHAWAN BLOCK-C, GPO COMPLEX, INA, NEW DELHI – 110023 Emails – covdnhrc@nic.in, covdnhrc@hub.nic.in,

Case No.             Of 2021

BETWEEN

Dr B. Karthik Navayan,

Advocate and Human Rights Activist

Legal Advisor, Samata Sainik Dal

Ho. No. 13- 344, Christian Colony,

Opp to Block Office (MPDO office)

Shadnagar, Rangareddy, Telangana – 509216

Email – navayan@gmail.com, Phone: 09346677007

…PETITIONER

AND

  1. Hon’ble Director and inspector general of police

Telangana state police headquarters

Telangana -500004, Email – dgp@tspolice.gov.in

  • Commissioner of Police, VAYUPURI COLONY,

BESIDES MALKAJGIRI COURT COMPLEX,

NEREDMET, HYDERABAD – 500056,

  • District Collector, Yadadri District

Pahadinagar, Bhongir, Telangana 508116

… RESPONDENTS

PETITION FILED U/S 12 OF PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, 1993

SUBJECT: PETITION FILED SEEKING DIRECTION TO THE RESPONDENT POLICE AUTHORITIES TO REGISTER A CASE UNDER SECTION 302/ 307, 326, 354 OF INDIAN PENAL CODE  R/W 3 (1) ( r ) (s),  3 (2) (VA) OF SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) Act 1989 ON THE LOCKUP DEATH OF A SCHEDULED CASTE WOMAN MMARYAMMA BY ADDAGUDUR POLICE PERSONNEL IN YADADRI BUVANAGIRI DISTRICT IN TELANGANA AND DIRECT THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY 20,00000/- (RS TWENTY LAKHS) COMPENSATION TO THE FAMILY OF DECEASED.

RESPECTED SIR,

I am Dr B. Karthik Navayan, Advocate and Human Rights Defender also working as a Legal Advisor, Samata Sainik Dal, the social organisation founded by Dr B. R. Ambedkar in 1924 to safeguard the rights of all oppressed sections of Indian society.

I came to know from the news reports that on Scheduled Caste Woman named Ambatipudi Mariyamma (44) was beaten to death in the Addagudur Police station by the police personnel on the allegations that she has stolen Rs 200000/- (Rs Two Lakhs only)

The details of the case are that Ambatipudi Mariyamma, A Scheduled Caste woman from Telangana died in the lockup after allegedly being beaten up by a Sub Inspector (SI) and two constables of the Addagudur Police Station on Friday, 18/06/2021.

The deceased Mariyamma was working as the house help in the local church priest Father Balaswamy’s house in Govindapuram village. Father Balaswamy filed a complaint on June 15 in the Addagudur police station alleging that two lakh rupees have been stolen from their house. Mariyamma was accused of theft and was arrested on June 17.

Mariyamma was arrested from her native village from Khammam district and brought to the Addagudur police station and subjected to physical abuse during the interrogation for the theft. The police tortured her on June 17 night and on the next day (June 18), owing to the beatings she fell unconscious and died in the police station itself.

That the police have tried to cover up the death of Mariyamma in their lockup and reported in the local newspapers that Mariyamma died of a heart attack. The son of decease Uday Kiran was also allegedly beaten up by the police too.

Therefore, it is prayed that this Hon’ble authority may be pleased to direct the respondent police authorities:

  1. TO REGISTER A CASE ON THE ERRING POLICE PERSONNEL OF ADDAGUDUR POLICE STATION WHO KILLED A SCHEDULED CASTE WOMAN MARIYAMMA UNDER SECTION 302/ 307, 326, 354 OF INDIAN PENAL CODE R/W 3 (1) ( r ) (s),  3 (2) (VA) OF SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) Act 1989
  • TO DIRECT THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO PAY 20,00000/- (RS TWENTY LAKHS) COMPENSATION TO THE FAMILY OF DECEASED
  • PROSECUTE THE ERRING POLICE PERSONNEL WHO ALLEGEDLY CAUSED THE DEATH OF MARIYAMMA AND PUNISH THEM ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF THE LAND IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE

Sincerely,

Dr B. Karthik Navayan,

Note: Some of the news reports are enclosed below for perusal of your kind authority

  1. https://www.shethepeople.tv/news/telangana-woman-dies-after-being-beaten-up-in-addagudur-police-station-mariyamma/


3 Comments

  1. Padma Seth says:

    Is it not a case of custodial responsibility? not only on the basis of caste but police is accountable for any death within the police station in custody.

  2. Raju says:

    We need Advocates like you to immediately act on such issues.

    Thank you Sir.

  3. Malcolm J Nazareth says:

    This is a great shame. I wonder if Fr. Balaswamy realizes that his complaint may be considered indirectly responsible for the death of this poor employee who served his church.

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