Manipur: Scuffles inside Central Jail leave three inmates dead


Three inmates of the Manipur Central Jail Sajiwa died on Saturday in two incidents of scuffles between them.

Two inmates – Yusuf (21) and Abdus (22) – allegedly hit Thangminlien Zou of Churachandpur district with blunt objects killing him at about 1 AM in the jail localed in near Greater Imphal, Additional DGP (Prison) P Doungel said.

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As the news of death of Thangminlien, imprisoned in connection with a murder case, spread, some inmates allegedly stormed into the Cell 4 of Sector-1 of the prison and killed
the alleged attackers, Doungel said.

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He said the cause of the attack is yet to be ascertained. Three jail officials and one undertrial were injured in the melee, he said.


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