Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Fifth death within fortnight in Tihar; family alleges foul play

The family of the victim, has alleged foul play, saying that the jail administration is trying to hide the matter from them.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:September 19, 2014, 11:47 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Fifth death within fortnight in Tihar; family alleges foul play
The family of the victim, has alleged foul play, saying that the jail administration is trying to hide the matter from them.

New Delhi: A 27-year-old inmate of Tihar jail died under mysterious circumstances hours before he was to be released on bail, the fifth death in a fortnight, with family alleging foul play.

Rinku Juneja, an undertrial who was recently sent to the jail, was granted bail last evening and was about to be released around 8 pm on Thursday. Almost three hours prior to it, at around 5 pm, Rinku was taken to hospital, where he was declared dead, jail officials said.

The family of the victim, however, has alleged foul play, saying, the jail administration is trying to hide the matter from them. The family members also staged protest at the hospital against the incident. None of the Tihar jail officials were available for comment over the incident.

This is the fifth such case in a fortnight where a death has been reported from within the jail. Tihar Jail authorities had yesterday stepped up security and intensified frisking with other precautionary measures following the death of an inmate in the special security ward after he was attacked with a sharp weapon by a fellow inmate.

Two suicides and an accidental death of the inmates have also been reported from the jail over the last two weeks. Taking serious view of the matter, Director General, Delhi Prisons, Alok Verma, had ordered a high-level inquiry into the reasons behind the lapses leading to such incidents.

DIG, Delhi Prisons, Mukesh Prasad, meanwhile, had said that various sporting activities, cultural programmes and an initiative called 'Gumsum Punja' have been taken up to identify suicidal tendencies among inmates and help them come out of depression through counselling.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results