Cases against 2 life convicts for pouring hot oil on prisoner

Tiruchirappalli: Cases have been registered against two life convicts of the Central Prison here for allegedly pouring hot oil on a remand prisoner after he informed prison officials that the two were using a mobile phone inside the prison complex.

The remand prisoner, Alla Pitchai (29) has been hospitalised with burn injuries on his face.

Police said Pitchai had informed Jail officials that the two were using a mobile phones, following which it was seized.

One of the lifers picked up a quarrel with Pitchai after the mobile was seized, leading to fisticuffs during lunchtime. The other lifer then grabbed a pan with some leftover hot oil and poured it over Pitchai, police said.