Inmate of Tihar Jail stabbed to death

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Inmate of Tihar Jail stabbed to death

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Following an old enmity, a 27-year-old inmate of National Capital's Tihar Jail was stabbed to death on Monday morning by a fellow inmate. The prison authorities said that the incident took place at central jail number 8/9 of Tihar prison.

According to a senior prison official, on Monday around 6 am, one inmate Mohammad Mehtab was attacked with a sharp edge object, improvised sharp metal strip, by another inmate Zakir (21).

"He was stabbed five to six times in his stomach and neck. The wounds on neck were deeper. Mehtab was given first aid in jail dispensary and later, shifted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital where he was declared brought dead,” said Sandeep Goel, the Director General, prison.

"Zakir, the accused inmate, was apprehended. The reason behind the incident seems to be old personal enmity. A murder case has been registered at Hari Nagar police station. Inquest proceedings are being conducted by Metropolitan Magistrate," said the DG.

"Mehtab was an accused of a rape case in Ambedkar Nagar area in 2014 and had been lodged in jail since then. Zakir, a murder accused of Jaitpur area, is lodged in jail since 2018. He was recently shifted to jail number 8/9 from jail number 5," the DG said.

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