The recently reported death of a teenage boy in Lahore due to the alleged torture of police again highlights the underhanded and deadly techniques used by the police personnel to extract information and admission from the accused. This kind of conduct is not even allowed by the constitution and every person in the custody of police has rights. Unfortunately the ignorance of common citizens regarding their rights and also the ignorance of police regarding their limits creates situations such as this. It is imperative that sweeping reforms should be carried out, while the citizens should also be sensitised on their rights and responsibilities. YASIR HAMEED, Islamabad, October 17.