NCRB: Just one custodial death in Bihar in 2012

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Patna. Bihar has made a big improvement in custodial deaths in the state. According to the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for the year 2012, Bihar has improved its position to 14th compared to the earlier ninth position. Bihar reported just one custodial death each in 2011 and 2012.

As per National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) figures, the years 2005 to 2010 saw 20 such deaths. Bihar witnessed 86 deaths between 1994 and 2005 with around eight such deaths every year.

In 2012, Maharashtra tops the chart with 24 deaths, Gujarat reported 19 deaths, while UP reported 12 cases.