Under-trial injured in blade attack inside Tihar jail

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A murder accused was injured in an alleged blade attack inside the high-security Tihar prison, officials said today.

Tihar jailPolice said a case has been registered on a statement by the complaint Jitender and investigation is on.

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“Jitender, an under-trial in a case of murder lodged in jail no 8 was found with blade injury on his face today. He alleged that he was attacked by his fellow inmates with whom he had some dispute,” said a senior jail official.

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He was taken to DDU Hospital after first aid at jail dispensary. Police was informed and a case was registered on his statement, at Hari Nagar police station, said the official.

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The accused have been identified as Mukesh and Jagdish.

An internal enquiry is on and action will be taken against them as per law, added the official.

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