One jail Inmate killed in brawl at Amritsar jail
Amritsar, A jail inmate died after he was allegedly hit by a fellow prisoner at the Amritsar Central Jail this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Swaran Singh (25), who was facing trial in an NDPS case. A case of murder has been registered against Kiran Kumar (26), also an undertrial in cases of looting and dacoity.
Sources said at 7 am, the two entered into a scuffle over a petty issue. Kiran allegedly kicked Swaran in the stomach, following which the latter became unconscious and later died.
Officiating Jail Superintendent Paramjit Singh Sandhu said there was no enmity between the two inmates and the incident was the result of immediate provocation. He said no disciplinary action had been taken against any jail employee so far.
He said: “The victim was brought to the jail 25 days ago, while Kiran has been here since June 1, 2015.”