Convict with life term kills undertrial prisoner in Balasore

Balasore: An under trial prisoner was killed during an attack by a convict serving life sentence in Balasore district jail today.

According to sources, Sharat Giri, a prisoner serving life sentence at the jail attacked one Ramachandra Das, an inmate of the same jail who was lodged as an under-trial prisoner.

Following the attack, Das was immediately taken to the Balasore district hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Dr Smita Mohanty, who carried out the treatment of the deceased prisoner said, “The patient was deeply injured in the head and was bleeding profusely. He could not survive the injury. Other details will be revealed in the post-mortem report.”

Even as the exact reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, Superintendent of Balasore District Jail Subhakanta Mishra said, “The convict had found a stone somewhere in the jail and hit the under trial prisoner in the head. We will conduct an enquiry into the circumstances that led to the incident and also file an FIR with the police.”

Meanwhile, the relatives of the deceased and locals staged protest against the jail officials in front of Balasore district jail.