• Custodial Death - Damages - Fact that the police officials have been acquitted - Cannot stand a bar to the civil proceedings with regard to assessment of compensation which can be given to the petitioner on account of negligence of the police department - Onus rests on the police to show that there has been no negligence on their part - Detailed inquiry conducted by the SDM, the police department was negligent in keeping the liquid astray in the police post especially in the toilet at large - Deceased consumed the same and committed suicide due to mental depression, physical torture and humiliation - His legal heirs are entitled for grant of compensation by the State. (175) PLR 

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