Patna: A complaint case has been filed in
a local court against the Beur prison`s jailer and jail
superintendent in connection with the death of an undertrial
inmate under mysterious circumstances three days ago.
In the complaint case filed by the deceased inmate
Mithilesh Singh`s cousin Sudhir Singh, the jailer and the jail
superintendent of the Beur prison have been charged with
sections 302 (punishment for murder), 120 (B)(punishment of
criminal conspiracy and 34 (acts done by several persons in
furtherance of common intention) of the IPC for allegedly
causing mental and physical torture to the undertrial at the
behest of some criminals lodged in the jail.
Quoting the jail superintendent as having informed him
on telephone on May 28 last that his relative lodged in Beur
jail had consumed poisoned and was admitted in the PMCH for
treatment, the complainant urged the court to take cognizance
of the matter and order a probe as to how and from where the
poisonous substance had reached the jail premise.
Meanwhile, the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM)
Surendra Prasad Singh admitted the complaint case and
transferred the same to the Judicial Magistrate Namita Chandra
in whose court the case will come up for hearing on June 2