hnair wrote:Similarly, used to be a time, if you commit a capital crime in India (even if it is involuntary manslaughter or negligence), you are ostracized by society and mostly spend in jail till trial.
Belur Srinivasa Iyengar's murder case was one which rocked Bengaluru in the early 1950s. The summary of the case was that three people who held grudge against the lawyer Iyengar broke into his house killed him, two of his sons, his mother and man servant. And they also looted the place. The murder happened on June 1956
. By September, 1957
the case had already passed the stages of Session Court with the Karnataka High Court turning down their appeal. By August 1958
their appeals had reached Supreme Court, it was heard and appeals dismissed. That is within a time span of two years the judicial process was completed. And on December, 1958
, the three guilty Govinda Reddy, Krishna Reddy and Muniswamy Reddy where executed at Central Prison, Bangalore.
In those days looks like this "judicial activism" and certain eminent (!?) lawyers of New Delhi having access to the Supreme Court like it was a Magistrate's Court etc. was not there. Justice was served fast and hot. And off course the "trial by media" also did not exist and there were better work ethics in the media industry as well. In the present case at Hyderabad, I did see some of the media outlets taking out the they were poor, so they did not get justice
Gerard wrote:India only has 138 police per 100,000 population. Italy has 453 per 100,000
A police man in India have to don the roles of a family counselor, crisis negotiator, crime scene analyst, traffic management expert all at the same time. And this is when he also have to know the laws of the land, and also enforce them in a way it pleases multiple stake holders. All this when the Police Act also says that a police man is expected to be on duty 24/7. That is no fixed holidays, no vacations and no family time. Yet they are to be calm and composed and be a person who makes no mistakes. The pay they get at times is lower than that of a Lower Division clerk in government service. 61 police men
have committed suicide in Kerala alone, since 2015. And this is a state where people talk about high HDI, and foreign standard life style etc.