The AP Civil Liberties Committee, Chittoor district unit, has expressed strong reservations over the death of a remand prisoner, Madhavan, 40, of Tamil Nadu and charged that his death was due to failure on the part of the authorities concerned in providing medical assistance to the victim.

Demanding action, the State and district leaders of the APCLC—K. Kranthi Chaithanya and N. Hemadri have in a statement demanded an ex-gratia payment of Rs.10 lakh to the deceased.