Two Tihar jail inmates injured in attacks by fellow prisoners

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Two Tihar jail inmates injured in attacks by fellow prisoners

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

In two separate incidents, two undertrial prisoners of Delhi’s Tihar Jail sustained injuries when they were attacked with sharp objects by fellow inmates. Both the attacks took place in jail number 3.According to a senior prison official, on Sunday, an inmate Vikas Dhull, who is lodged in a case of cheating, was attacked by Vikas Chopra using a surgical blade. Dhull suffered injuries to the face. He was treated in jail and is stable now, the officials said.A day later, undertrial prisoner Vijay was attacked by fellow inmate Dinesh with a handmade sharp metal piece.

 He suffered injuries to the back and in the buttock area, and was shifted to DDU hospital, they said, adding that his condition is stable.

“Vijay’s statement was recorded, and a case registered under section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code at the Harinagar police station,” said police.

Further investigation is underway, the police added.

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