Incident 483: Indian Police Allegedly Tortured and Killed Innocent Man Following Facial Misidentification

Description: A resident in Medak, India died allegedly due to custodial torture by the local police, who misidentified him as a suspect in a theft case using facial recognition.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by Telangana Police and Medak Police, which harmed Mohammed Khadeer.

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Telangana: The role of facial recognition system in Khadeer’s custodial death case · 2023

Hyderabad: Thirty-five-year-old Mohammed Khadeer, a resident of Medak, died because of alleged custodial torture at the hands of the Telangana Police. He was picked up by the cops because his facial features matched a suspect in connection …


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