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.

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.

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.