JAMMU: An undertrial died under mysterious circumstances at the high-security jail in Kot Bhalwal area of Jammu, police said on Saturday. His family has alleged foul play and sought a probe into his death.
The undertrial, Sunny Singh (30), a resident of Deoli village, was facing charges in three cases, including a murder case, registered against him at Bishnah police station between 2008 and 2010. “The undertrial died at Kot Bhalwal Central Jail on Friday night and later his body was shifted to a government medical college (GMC) for autopsy in the early hours of Saturday. He was found unconscious in his barrack and was attended to by the jail hospital staff, ”a jail official said.
According to hospital sources, the body of a male prisoner was brought to GMC from Kot Bhalwal by a jail pharmacist, and later shifted to the hospital mortuary for postmortem and other legal formalities.
The deceased’s father, Prabu Singh, said he was informed about the death of his son by the local police station around 5 am. Seeking a probe into his son’s death, he said, “I met him in the prison a week ago and he was fine, but this morning we got a call from the police informing us about his death. It seems he was assaulted inside the prison as the body had bruises. ”