One undertrial killed, another injured as Tihar prisoners clash
New Delhi: An
undertrial inmate in Tihar prison was killed while another grievously injured
in a clash that broke out between two groups of prisoners in the high-security
Tihar Jail here on Wednesday.
Undertrial Anil, who
had received injuries during the clash, was taken to the jail hospital where he
was detected with internal injuries. He was rushed to Deen Dayal Upadhyay
hospital where he succumbed to the injuries this evening, said Mukesh Prasad,
Additional Inspector General of Tihar.
The other prisoner,
Ishwar, who sustained serious injuries too was rushed to the DDU hospital where
he is undergoing operation, the officer said.
The three inmates of
high security ward of Jail number 1 of Tihar, Ishwar, Vijay and Shadab were
brought to jail dispensary for medical treatment and they were being taken back
to their ward at about 2 PM, when they were attacked by a group of other
prisoners, Prasad said.
The trio escorted by
Tamil Nadu Special Police and Tihar personnel reached near the RO Plant of the
jail they were attacked by three other prisoners Anil, Vasu and Sandeep.
The attackers came from
behind the RO Plant and pounced upon undertrial Ishwar and started assaulting
him with hand-made sharp-edged weapons. Ishwar and his two associates
retaliated with stones and bricks during the clash, he said.
To save himself from
the attackers, Ishwar ran towards ward number 4. The three assailants chased
him and overpowered him and kept on attacking him.
The jail staff finally
managed to overpower them and separate them. The injured were brought to the
OPD of the jail hospital where Ishwar and Anil were rushed to DDU Hospital due
to serious injuries.
Anil later succumbed to
his injuries while Ishwar is undergoing operation, he said.
The prisoners involved
in the clash are having multiple criminal cases against them. The exact reason
of the clash will be known after inquiry by the jail authorities, he added. (With
inputs from agencies)