a young engineering student of REC, calicut, rajan was tortured to death in 1975 with the full knowledge and complicity of the then congress chief minister in kerala, k karunakaran, for rajan had made fun of him in a 'chakyar koothu' (traditional one-man show that pokes fun at the high and mighty). the story of his father eachara warrier and his 35-year, and futile, search for truth is one of the most poignant stories to have come out of the emergency. depicted in the heartbreakingly beautiful movie, 'piravi' (the birth) by shaji n karun.
and now here's this young iranian doctor's story. equally sad. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126118381849697953.html?mod=article-outset-box
the predatory state wins, as usual.