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Shootings by Indian Police Lead to Calls for Investigation

A series of killings by Indian police during the past week is drawing the attention of human rights groups, who are demanding a government investigation. Last Monday, Vikaruddin Ahmed, a suspect on trial in south India’s Telangana state, filed a petition in a court pleading that he be shifted from a district jail to another in the state capital, Hyderabad, because he feared of being killed in police custody. A day later, Vikaruddin and four other Muslim prisoners were shot dead inside...

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