Prisoner injured in scuffle, hospitalised

Jagatsinghpur: A prisoner was grievously injured in a scuffle with another jail inmate at Ali Pingala sub-jail in the district today.

The injured prisoner, identified as Prasanna Pal has been admitted to district headquarters hospital here for treatment.

Jail sources said, Pal and one Santosh Swain engaged in a verbal duel in the morning on a trivial issue which later ended up in a fight. During the fight, before Pal could act, Santosh hit Pal’s head with a wooden log, sources added.

A profusely bleeding Pal was rescued by the jail authorities and was sent to hospital.