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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Soro Sub-jail in Balasore district has once again hit the headlines, but for all wrong reasons. A video of the jail inmate alleging torture and death threats by the Sub-jail officials has now gone viral on social media.

The prisoner has also alleged that sub-standard food is being served in the jail. In the video, one of the inmates is seen showing his severe injury marks allegedly caused due to severe thrashing by the jail staffers.

The prisoner has also claimed that he is getting ‘death threats’ from the officials in the prison.

However, the jailor of the sub-jail Priyambada Panda refuted all the allegations by the inmate.

“All the allegations are false and baseless. No inmate inside the jail has been beaten by our officials. They are absolutely safe inside the jail and there is no death threat to their life,” said Panda adding that they are serving quality food to the prisoners as per the provision of the government.

Panda, while responding to a question on the death of an undertrial prisoner inside the sub-jail in June this year, said, “In the probe, it was found that the prisoner had committed suicide. The post-mortem report also confirmed it that he had scars on his neck.”

(Edited by Pradeep Singh)

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