27 injured in clash between Maoists and jail staff

Twenty seven people, including six jail staff, were injured during a clash with Maoists lodged in Midnapore Central Jail here Tuesday.

Midnapore: Twenty seven people, including
six jail staff, were injured during a clash with Maoists
lodged in Midnapore Central Jail here Tuesday.

Six jail staff, including head warden Deepak Kumar
Baidya, were injured when Maoists lodged in the prison complex
clashed with them following the death of an undertrial
prisoner here last night, said officials.

The Maoists alleged that the undertrial prisoner, Kailash
Das, had died due to the negligence of the prison officials.

Twenty one prisoners were also injured in the melee,
said officials, adding that the injured have been rushed to
the Midnapore Medical College Hospital.

For the last two months, Maoists lodged in the complex
have been agitating against the alleged poor quality of food
served in the jail other sub-standard facilities.

Many high profile Maoists including PCPA leader
Chattradhar Mahato are lodged in the Midnapore Central jail.

PTI

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