Killers roam free without forensics

Why do the police rely so much on CCTV and mobile phone location to solve crimes? These methods are useful, sure, but what about forensics? A serial killer was caught in Patiala earlier this year. He had been killing since 1995. Despite being a suspect in two of the murders early on, he was never charged…

Harassment by a powerful politician

Over a decade ago a close family friend underwent a traumatic experience in Bangalore which I want to share here. I can personally vouch for the authenticity of this report as I know the person for 30+ years. It proved to me that in India people with political connections can get away with any crime….

Common myths about Indian Law

The public is at times not that clear about the technicalities of the law, and doubts can arise. This post clarifies some major misconceptions about the laws in India: Abetment to suicide. A suicide note by the person who has committed suicide is not sufficient to convict a person, and if a person commits suicide…

Aadhaar biometrics must be used to catch criminals

Grabbing biometric data from citizens was never a good idea, however noble the purpose (in this case for a national identity card). But now that the government has forced us to give up our privacy, why are the biometrics not being used for public good? The government and the police have been unable to stop…

Policing young couples a sign of a sick society

Moral Policing is reprehensible and criminal, usually done by anti-social elements and right-wing groups. But it gets beyond sickening when common people, the police and educational institutions get into the fray, and start policing youngsters who show love and affection in public. This is a symptom of a sick society with warped values. A society in which…

Crime Patrol – A Review

Crime Patrol is a 15-year-old series about true-life Crime. This reality series is about the murky world of murder, blackmail, rape and kidnapping. The fourth season is currently running, with episodes running for an hour or more. Most episodes are complete in itself. Although production quality may not match American-made shows, the real-life sets more…